Informing national climate mitigation and adaptation plans in Latin America
Latin America is at a critical point where many national governments and well-organized sectors are developing their climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Bioversity International, ONF Andina and the International Potato Centre (CIP) are supporting these processes in the entitled project “Relevant Climate Change Information meets Decision-Making to influence Policy and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems”.
The project is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and works closely with ministries and research centers in Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.
The project team works to make sure that the latest climate and agriculture science is being used for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). It is in addition supporting and training country negotiators who attend the United Nations climate negotiations throughout the year to assure that an agreement on climate and forestry is being reached, gender is being considered in NAMA/NAP and that negotiators are well prepared to represent their countries.
Read the rest of this entry on the CCAFS blog.