Agroforestry to Meet the Paris Agreement

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Agroforestry to Meet the Paris Agreement

Farmers in a rice-and-agroforestry landscape in Indonesia.

Farmers in a rice-and-agroforestry landscape in Indonesia.

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In a groundbreaking—though long overdue—decision, national delegates at the Twenty-third Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23), held 6–17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, agreed on a framework for addressing agriculture’s impact on climate. The framework includes assessing soil health, soil carbon and water management, nutrient use and manure management, and the impact of climate change on socio-economics and food security.

Agriculture was also a key agenda item at the COP’s side events as international organizations, research institutions, governments, civil society and the private sector discussed initiatives needed to achieve countries’ climate targets for agriculture.

Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) presented research findings at several side events, highlighting the benefits that trees in agriculture, aka agroforestry, bring to the fight against climate change.

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Keywords: Environment | Agriculture | COP23 | Climate Action | Ecosystems and Biodiversity | Environment | Natural Resource Management | Responsible Production & Consumption | Sustainable Development Goals | Water | World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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