LAC Climate Week: Linking Paris Agreement and LDN
Montevideo, Uruguay – The UNCCD regional coordination unit for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC RCU) participated in the LAC Climate Week organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 20– 23 August, 2018. The LAC RCU coordinator Mr. Jose Miguel Torrico took part in the round table of the high-level segment, titled "Climate-compatible development: Linking the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development."
Mr. Torrico highlighted the goal 15.3 as the implementation tool for the UNCCD, with the focus on achieving land degradation neutrality (LDN) by 2030. He also presented the linkages between the three LDN indicators (land cover, productivity and carbon stocks) and the objectives of UNFCCC and the role that the nationally determined contributions (NCDs) can play in achieving LDN.
The importance of establishing partnerships and joint actions by the LAC countries for the implementation of both conventions has also been discussed, together with the necessity to keep the channels of communication and information exchange open and fluid. A joint regional meeting of focal points representing both conventions to establish future actions and a coordinated agenda has been proposed as the next step.