CGIAR- led Submissions to three UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Negotiation Tracks

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    Gina Edward-Uwadiale
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One of the key successes of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was the UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action.  With its related mission of delivering science and innovation that advance the transformation of food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis, CGIAR was closely involved in key negotiation tracks, and informed the decisions by Parties on the Global Goal on Adaptation, Non market measures and the New Collective Quantified Goal on Finance.

The three negotiation tracks invited submissions from parties and observers by March 2024 on 1)the two-year UAE—Belem Work program on indicators under the Global Goal on Adaptation, 2) the three technical expert dialogues that will be held in 2024 under the New Collective Quantified Goal on Finance, and 3)  the work program under the framework for non-market approaches.

With our role as an observer organization, CGIAR Centers engaged partners and collaborated to put together three submissions. Through these submissions, CGIAR and partners collated evidence and shared good practices that will inform discussions and decisions by negotiators.

Here is a glimpse of our contributions:

  1. Non-Market Approaches: We made a submission concerning the work programme under the framework for nonmarket approaches regarding (a) Themes for spin-off groups; and (b) Existing non-market approaches under the initial focus areas of the work programme activities.  Read the submission here
  2. Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA): At the 28th Conference of Parties in Dubai (COP28), a Global Goal on Adaptations Decision (GGA) was reached by countries- the UAE Framework for Global Climate Resilience, with a two-year work programme – the UAE – Belém work programme on indicators- to establish which “indicators” can be used to work out how well adapted countries are in the future. In partnership with the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation, CGIAR made a joint submission in response to Decision 2/CMA.5, Paragraph 41 regarding the two-year work programme to inform the process of identifying and defining future metrics for assessing adaptation progress.
  3. New Collective Quantified Goal on Finance (NCQG): At COP28, Parties agreed to develop a workplan that includes themes for upcoming technical expert dialogues; as well as the approach to preparing a framework for a draft negotiating text; and 2) conduct at least three technical expert dialogues, back-to-back with three meetings under the ad hoc work programme to enable Parties to engage in developing the substantive framework for a draft negotiating text capturing progress made. CGIAR has submitted its views on the ninth technical expert dialogue (TED) on the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG) on Climate Finance- the first of at least three held in 2024. Read the submission here

Follow the links below to read all three submissions in the UNFCCC site.

We will continue to track and inform these negotiations with CGIAR and partner science, as our commitment remains firm in advancing the transformation of food, land, and water systems amidst the climate crisis, ensuring that science and innovation play a critical role in global climate resilience.



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