International Climate Policy

Rice and Climate Change

What is the status of rice in the midst of climate change? How can rice research address climate change challenges? What are the future steps in IRRI's research in climate change mitigation? Learn about the connection between climate change and rice at our special #IRRIatCOP24 digital booth, featuring Dr. Ole Sander.

Dr Ole Sander is one of IRRI's climate change experts and the Institute's country representative to Vietnam.

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The longest-on-record annual UN Climate Conference - COP25 in Chile aimed to finalize the Paris Agreement Rulebook with a focus on settling on rules for international carbon trading, besides other areas including adaptation to climate impacts and change-induced loss and damage. Despite disagreements and divergence of national climate policies, COP25 affirmed a clear direction of the global climate process towards decarbonization.

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The Global Climate UN – COP24 in Katowice ended in success. Negotiators from 196 countries and the European Union worked for two weeks on the Katowice Climate Package, implementing the Paris Agreement. More than a dozen intense meetings enabled negotiations to be successful on different topics regarding principles aimed at implementing the Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015. For two weeks, a wide range of issues were discussed – some fundamental, others very detailed and technical – which gave birth to a complex and difficult document. Finance, transparency and adaptation are some of its aspects. Read more

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At the UNFCCC's 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), nations made significant progress towards more comprehensive and specific implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement. The COP23 also witnessed the the first substantive COP decision in the history of the UNFCCC processes on agriculture - the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture adopted by countries to address climate change and food security. Under this agreement, governments commit to facilitate collective actions by small-scale farmers to adapt and build resilience to climate change. Read more

What is NDC?

Countries across the globe committed to create a new international climate agreement by the conclusion of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015. In preparation, countries have agreed to publicly outline what post-2020 climate actions they intend to take under a new international agreement, known as their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). The INDCs will largely determine whether the world achieves an ambitious 2015 agreement and is put on a path toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

Nationally determined mitigation options

Countries across the globe committed to create a new international climate agreement by the conclusion of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015. In preparation, countries have agreed to publicly outline what post-2020 climate actions they intend to take under a new international agreement, known as their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). The INDCs will largely determine whether the world achieves an ambitious 2015 agreement and is put on a path toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.