Raising the ambition of agriculture in NDCs: 2020 and beyond - Act!on Agriculture

Pacific & Koronivia Pavillion, COP24 venue

This session - part of the Act!on Agriculture' series of events at COP 24 organised by New Zealand, France, Ireland, Australia and the Netherlands - will demonstrate the importance of improved MRV of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, including for soil organic carbon. It will look at efforts being made at the international and country level to enable the agriculture sector to contribute to the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.

During the event, WRI will launch the CCAC breifing "Advancing Agricultural Climate Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants". 

Event details:

Global food insecurity is increasing. Indicative figures suggest the agriculture sector is tracking to achieve only 21-40% of the 1Gt emissions reductions needed annually from the sector to meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) provide opportunities to effect change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve livelihoods. Hear what experts are considering to kick start efforts to raise ambition within the agricultural sector for mitigating emissions ahead of the 2020 NDC review period.


  • John Carnegie, Executive Director Energy & Infrastructure, BusinessNZ, New Zealand


  • Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President, World Research Institute   
  • Ben O’Brien, European Regional Manager, Beef + Lamb New Zealand


  • Martien Van Nieuwkoop, Director of Global Agriculture, World Bank   
  • Ignacio Lorenzo, Director of Climate Change, MGAP, Uruguay   
  • (tbc) World Farmers’ Organisation


  • Hayden Montgomery, Special Representative, Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
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