COP28 Presidency Launches Technical Cooperation Collaborative to Drive Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Action

June 4, 2024 | by

The COP28 Presidency has announced the launch of the Technical Cooperation Collaborative (TCC) to support the implementation of the COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action.

The launch of the Technical Cooperation Consortium (TCC) was announced at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, aiming to support countries in transforming agriculture and food systems to tackle climate change and meet Paris Agreement goals, following its initial announcement at COP28.

“COP28 delivered the strongest political signal to date on climate, food, and agriculture. COP28’s Food, Agriculture, and Water Day saw key announcements on global water scarcity and food security, as countries mobilised behind the COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action. The Declaration has now been endorsed by 159 countries, accounting for over 80 percent of agricultural-based GDP, 70 percent of the world’s farmers, and 80 percent of emissions from agriculture,”

said Adnan Amin, Chief Executive Officer of COP28.

“These countries all agree there is no path to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement or the UAE Consensus’ mission of keeping 1.5°C within reach, as well as the Global Goal on Adaptation, without addressing the interactions between food systems, agriculture, and climate. Countries must now make good on the promises made at COP28 and develop climate plans which deliver action for food, families and future generations.”

The Bonn event marks the launch of concerted efforts to implement the Declaration, linking food systems and climate change at COP. It initiates collaborative action to update NDCs, shift policies, and invest in climate action in agriculture. The TCC will support countries, aiming for transparent collaboration and scaled-up technical cooperation.

The founding members of the TCC include COP28 UAE, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), AGRA, CGIAR, GAIN, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

News Source: Emirates News Agency


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