Climate Action & Sustainable Land Use in Forestry & Agriculture

Start date 22 Sep 2016

Start time14:00 EDT - 18:30 EDT
Organised by: Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and partners
Location: Westside Ballroom 5th floor, Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036

Official  NYC Climate Week event

Public Forum Full Programme

Brought to you by The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Co-sponsored by: Partnership for Forests 

In partnership with The Consumer Goods Forum, Earth Innovation Institute, UNDP, Forest Trends and The Nature Conservancy

Forests and Agriculture play a key role for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Not only is their total emissions reduction potential roughly equal to that of the power and transport sectors combined, the CO2 abatement cost in agriculture and forestry is also estimated to be among the lowest across all economic sectors.

Recognizing the importance of forests and agriculture, Paris has catalysed ambitious commitments by forest and donor governments, as well as leading private sector companies. In addition to the pledges by national governments, a number of sub-national governments are now developing ambitious climate and forest programs at the jurisdictional level. Given the reduced geographic scale, such programs for jurisdictional sustainability hold great promise to accelerate the implementation of climate and development goals, including through action-oriented public-private partnerships.

The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 is convening this half-day open forum for leaders from national and sub-national governments, the donor community, the private sector, and civil society organisations to foster shared understanding on effective approaches to realizing jurisdictional sustainability. The forum will explore key questions on jurisdictional climate-positive forestry and agriculture programs, including:

  • Coherent agenda setting across climate mitigation, adaptation, land use planning and rural economic development, as well as food security goals
  • Collaborative public-private approaches to accelerate climate-positive land use at the jurisdictional level
  • Integration of jurisdictional leadership with the international processes on climate and development

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Climate Action & Sustainable Land Use in Forestry & Agriculture

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and partners

22 Sep 2016 - 22 Sep 2016

Location: Westside Ballroom 5th floor, Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036

Official  NYC Climate Week event Public Forum Full Programme Brought to you by The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Co-sponsored by: […]