Dealing with Agricultural issues after the Paris Agreement: views on the EAC INDCs and the way forward.

    An agriculture issue under convention is guided by the principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change particularly the Principle of Equity and that of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities. Article (v) of the Convention require all Parties to promote and cooperate in the development, application and diffusion, including transfer, of technologies, practices and processes that control, reduce or prevent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol in all relevant sectors, including the energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management sectors.

    The Conference of the Parties (COP) by decision 1/CP.13 (the Bali Action Plan) and. decision 2/CP.17, paragraph 75, requested the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to consider issues relating to agriculture. At its thirty-eighth session, the SBSTA invited Parties and admitted observer organizations to submit their views on the current state of scientific knowledge on how to enhance the adaptation of agriculture to climate change impacts while promoting rural development, sustainable development and productivity of agricultural systems and food security in all countries, particularly in developing countries, while taking into account the diversity of the agricultural systems and the differences in scale as well as possible adaptation cobenefits. The issue relating to

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