UNFCCC Toolkit: Raising Key Issues 1.7

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Factsheet: Message 7

Message 7: “Financing for both mitigation and adaptation must be part of climate change policies. Recent developments are positive: improvements in the Global Environment Facility’s strategy and an increase in financing stemming from ‘fast start’ finance are helping increase funding towards climate-smart agriculture. But more needs to be done. It is essential that the new Green Climate Fund (GCF) provides stable, long-term support to adaptation and mitigation in agriculture, with specific efforts targeted at women farmers and youth in agriculture.

The seventh 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?

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is piloting an Integrated Approach Program on Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa. The program addresses the need to safeguard ecosystem services in smallholder agriculture, based on the recognition that production practices in these systems, which underpin food security for more than 70% of the population, are largely dependent on assets provided by nature. Source: GEF

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) channels climate finance to smallholder farmers, so they can access the information tools and technologies that help build their resilience to climate change. Source: IFAD