Keeping Up with COP26 Momentum for Climate Actions on Land Use Sector in Asia Pacific

17 March 2022
Organization representatives speaking during the Opening Programme to kick-start the virtual event series in March 2022. Photo: GIZ/Diella Dachlan
Organization representatives speaking during the Opening Programme to kick-start the virtual event series in March 2022. Photo: GIZ/Diella Dachlan

The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) acknowledged the essential of transition to achieve sustainable and climate-resilient food system. To keep up with the momentum, policymakers, experts and practitioners in Asia-Pacific region meet in series of virtual exchanges in March 2022 to share and further discuss the COP26 result in the nexus of climate change and land use sector.

Achieving common goal of resilient and low-emissions landscapes in the Asia-Pacific region will require joint actions. To share COP 26 results and as preparation of the upcoming COP 27 in 2022, the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) and development partners jointly co-organize event series in March 2022.

“Scaling up Climate Actions for Resilient and Low Emission Landscapes in Asia and Pacific: In the Lead up to COP27” virtual event series is taking place in 1-3,  15-16 and 22 March 2022. It serves as an outlet to discuss the result and identify the step forward actions in the region and highlighting best practices in the country.

The opening programme on the first day of March kicked-off the event series. Organization representatives speaking at the Opening similarly resonated the collaboration spirit, highlighting the importance of combined efforts in climate policies and joint actions to address climate change impact particularly in land use sector in Asia Pacific region.

Speakers highlighted different approaches and solutions, particularly in land agriculture forestry nexus with the climate change, mentioning practices such as climate-smart agriculture, nature-based solutions, agroforestry, social forestry, community-led and farmers initiatives on the ground. Speakers briefly discussed about the importance of having longer term support available based on ASEAN Member States need for climate resilience and adaptation efforts. The event series provides a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the topic, enhance common understanding with forward-looking actions.

Together with partners, ASEAN-CRN, facilitated by the ASEAN AgriTrade project through  GIZ, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will organize the second event of the series. Taking place on 15-16 and 22 March 2022, the event will focus solely on the agriculture sector following this landscape-based lens. Several sessions will dig and dive deeper into the needs of a resilient ASEAN food system.

The event is jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), FAO’s Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB), RECOFTC-The Center for People and Forests, UN-REDD Programme Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC-UNEP),  GIZ via the ASEAN AgriTrade Project, the ASEAN Secretariat – Food, Agriculture, Forestry Division (FAFD).

Name and contact person:
Saniwan Buaban (Ms), Project Advisor – Climate Issues
Promotion of Sustainable Agricutural Value Chains in ASEAN (ASEAN AgriTrade)

Key buzzwords / “tags”
COP27, climate actions, climate change, climate resilience