This report provides a unique, sector-specific synthesis of the agriculture, water and land use sectors in the nationally determined contributions from Near East and North Africa. It summarizes the substantial contributions already put forward by countries, opportunities for further action and the gaps, barriers and needs that will need to be addressed if the region is to raise mitigation and adaptation ambitions. The findings of this report will help member countries to reflect on their progress in advancing toward nationally determined contributions priorities for agriculture, water and land use, and associated national climate goals including related targets under the Sustainable Development Goals. The analysis also helps to make clear the links between the nationally determined contributions from the region and the ongoing work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in support of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA). Finally, the report serves as a guide to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as well as other international actors, of the support that will be required to help countries in the region move forward to implement agriculture, water and land use priorities in their NDCs and ensure that future commitments from the sector are quantifiable, verifiable and sufficiently ambitious.
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Crumpler, K., Gagliardi, G., Wong, T., Abdel Monem, M., Federici, S., Dasgupta, S., Meybeck, A., Buto, O., Toepper, J., Salvatore, M., Wolf, J. and Bernoux, M. 2022. Regional analysis of the nationally determined contributions in the Near East and North Africa – Opportunities and gaps in the agriculture, water and land use sectors. Environment and natural resources management working paper, No. 93. Rome, FAO.
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