Wildfires and NDC implementation: results from an e-discussion of the Thematic Working Group on agriculture, food security and land use
Monitoring NDC implementation and tracking its progress is essential to achieve countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement, both with regards to adaptation and mitigation. There are various challenges related to monitoring the outcomes of mitigation and adaptation actions in the AFOLU sector.
The Thematic Working Group (TWG) was established in 2017 under the umbrella of the NDC Partnership as a peer-to-peer network for countries and international organizations to exchange and consult on knowledge, experiences and needs related to climate change impacts and challenges in the agricultural sectors. Since around one-fourth of countries (42/163) report wildfires as a climate-related hazard in their NDC or NC, it was identified as a topic of interest during the second annual meeting of the TWG.
Wild fires are expected in many countries as a consequence of climate change. Wild fires are also a major source of GHG emissions and can compromise the efforts to mitigate climate change through improve forest management and afforestation.
Organizers: CCPIU Mongolia, FAO, CIFOR, FTA