Most national climate change pledges – 177 of 189 – cite agriculture and land use as key strategies for achieving climate change adaptation or mitigation, or both.
Analysis of UN Parties’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to climate action found that countries are looking to agriculture as both a source of emissions reductions and a sector that will require adaptation to meet future food needs.
Two reports were published in advance of COP21 in November 2015: Agriculture’s prominence in the INDCs and How countries plan to address agricultural adaptation and mitigation. Now, the updated data and maps behind these studies are available, published in advance of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) meetings in May 2016. The data describes the country’s pledges in detail; a short synopsis follows.