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Climate action and agriculture in international processes and options for future work outside UNFCCC

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This paper explores possible alternatives for multilateral processes to address agriculture and climate change outside of the UNFCCC and its Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA). It assesses whether other multilateral processes, organizations or initiatives are fit for purpose to fulfil the expectations attached to the KJWA, support the implementation of climate action in the agricultural sector, and contribute to the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. Whether alternative options are politically viable and can deliver on the objective of supporting climate action in the agricultural sector depends on several factors, including the political relevance of the alternative process or initiative, its inclusiveness, and financial resources. A key determinant is also how it relates to key features of the KJWA such as its substance, its participatory nature, and arrangements to capture work.

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