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.

#COP24 #RiceToTheClimateChangeChallenge

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

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

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.