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Taking Stock after the Bonn Climate Change Talks An Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Perspective

Working papers

Written by Natasha Grist, Steve Wiggins

Bonn saw progress in getting agriculture into the climate change agreements expected at Copenhagen in December 2009. This, however, comes from a low base, with agriculture barely recognisedin the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol texts, as well as in the more recent Ad-Hoc Working Group session reports.

There is thus plenty to do ensure that agricultural and rural development (ARD) issues are sufficiently well incorporated into the draft and final Copenhagen agreement; and even more to do after the event in ensuring agreed provisions are both operational and effective in the field.

Natasha Grist and Steve Wiggins