The Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) agreed at the 23rd session of the Conference of Parties (COP 23), outlined the next steps for agriculture within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The decision requests that the Subsidiary Body for Implementation and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice jointly address agricultural issues, through workshops and expert meetings, working with constituted bodies under the Convention. They should consider the vulnerabilities of agriculture to climate change and approaches to addressing food security.
A more precise roadmap was agreed at the 48th session. This provides a timeline for in-session workshops on six topics listed in Decision 4/CP.23, starting in December 2018 and ending in 2020.
In 2018, during COP 24, the following were highlighted:
- How can the Constituted Bodies under the Convention contribute to work on agriculture?
- How can we move from procedural considerations to practical actions such as, informing and accelerating actions on the ground?
Agricultural issues are linked to the broader question of land use, and the interrelations between different land uses. Taking these interrelations into account would enable the KJWA to build upon synergies and address trade-offs between different options. From this perspective, the Food and Agriculture Organization and FTA aim to explore the question of land use in relation to the KJWA. They will consider interrelations between different land uses, their dynamics and their overall potential contributions to climate change action and to sustainable development, taking into account synergies and trade-offs.