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Info Note: Agriculture's prominence in the INDCs

As of 15 November 2015, 133 Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) have been submitted, reflecting the contributions of 160 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Collectively, these Parties account for nearly 90 percent of global emissions. While the commitments vary, agriculture appears in a majority of the submissions.

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Info Note: The Paris Climate Agreement: what it means for food and farming

After two weeks of negotiations, nearly 200 nations have finally agreed on a global climate change agreement to replace the nearly expired Kyoto Protocol. The Paris Agreement – which aims to limit the increase in global average temperatures to “well below two degrees C” and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C – will come into force in 2020, and has already been hailed as historic and ambitious by many world leaders.

Read more: Paris Climate Agreement unlocks opportunities for food and farming

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Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate Stabilization

From 1990 to 2010, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Southeast Asia have grown more rapidly than in any other region of the world. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has analyzed the potential role the region can play in climate change mitigation, focusing on the five countries of Southeast Asia that collectively account for 90% of regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Read more: Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate Stabilization

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