Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Climate Summit 2014

Agriculture Action Announcements. 

Left: Ishmael Sunga, CEO, Southern Africa Confederation of Agricultural Unions

Right: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chair, African Union Commission
23 September 2014. New York, United States of America. The Summit brought together 100 Heads of State, together with government ministers and leaders from international organizations, business, finance, civil society and local communities, to mobilize the political support and momentum necessary to reach a global agreement on climate change in 2015 and galvanize action on the ground across all sectors.

A number of major initiatives, coalitions and commitments were announced or launched during the Summit, such as: the adoption of a New York Declaration on Forests, which contains commitments to halve the loss of natural forests by 2020 and strive to end it by 2030; a total pledge of US$2.3 billion made to the Green Climate Fund (GCF); the launch of the Global Alliance of Climate-Smart Agriculture; the announcement by the insurance industry of intention to create a climate risk investment framework by 2015 in Paris; and the launch of a new Compact of Mayors.

The Summary of this meeting is now available.

With demand for food set to increase 60% by 2050, world leaders, major corporations and civil society at the UN Climate Summit pledged commitments to transform agricultural practices by increasing productivity while reducing carbon emissions. More than 20 governments and 30 organizations and companies announced they would join the newly launched Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, which aims to enable 500 million farmers worldwide to practice climate-smart agriculture.

Agriculture, Action announcements on 23 September 2014: presentation of a number of initiatives on climate change, agriculture and food security.
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chair, African Union Commission @ 14min 
  • Ishmael Sunga, CEO, Southern Africa Confederation of Agricultural Unions @ 19min

23 Sep 2013 - Action announcements: Agriculture Multilateral and multi-stakeholder.
Mr Andris PIEBALGS, European Commissioner for Development @ 18min45sec

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission @ 1h05min50sec


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