UNFCCC Toolkit: Raising Key Issues 1.6

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Factsheet: Message 6

Message 6: “National policy processes, including through NAMAs and NAPAs, will work best if they combine food security, adaptation and mitigation rather than keeping the three aspects in separate tracks. Integration is needed across landscapes and food supply chains, in order to manage trade-offs effectively, particularly trade-offs between food production and mitigation goals.

This is the sixth of nine factsheets containing data and facts extracted from the sources below and others, then mapped to the nine key messages or topics of this guide/toolkit. Data will be related to UNFCCC negotiations, food security and nutrition, small vs large scale farmers, as well as specific topics such as:

  • The benefits of adapting to, and mitigating the effects of, climate change;
  • Key statistics on the impact agriculture has on climate change;
  • Impacts of climate change on agriculture;
  • Adaptation-mitigation co-benefits;
  • What is the SBSTA work programme?

Countries have introduced a range of policy vehicles to coordinate and mainstream climate policy and to include the UNFCCC elements. Government mechanisms include climate action plans, low emissions development plans and climate change adaptation plans. Source: Big Facts

Differentiated gender impacts need to be taken into consideration in drawing up national plans of action. These will affect how trade off and benefits are understood and evaluated and what are priority areas for action. UNFCCC

Ensuring talent development and youth engagement in policy making for agriculture is also essential to ensure the sustainability of agricultural sectors. These considerations should be taken into account alongside gender ones.