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Technical Group Launched in Bonn to Support Sustainable Agriculture

by Madaline Dunn

The Technical Cooperation Collaborative (TCC) was formally launched at an event in Bonn this week to support the implementation of the COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action.

The TCC was initially announced during COP28 and comprises a group of partners collaborating to offer countries “quality technical cooperation” and to help deliver on the objectives of the Declaration.

The Declaration emphasises the need for common action to address the relationship between food systems and climate change and mandates an initial review of collective progress at COP29.

“The Declaration has now been endorsed by 159 countries, accounting for over 80 per cent of agricultural-based GDP, 70 per cent of the world’s farmers, and 80 per cent of emissions from agriculture,” commented Adnan Amin, Chief Executive Officer of COP28.

Amin said that these countries “all agree” that there is no path to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement without addressing the interactions between food systems, agriculture, and climate.

The launch of the TCC was unveiled by the COP28 Presidency at an event titled ‘Mobilizing for Climate Action and 2025 NDCs through Sustainable Agriculture and Resilient Food Systems’.

It was shared that TCC partners will now begin responding to country requests, including by developing “deeper and more transparent collaboration” among each other to ensure that national priorities are covered, gaps and opportunities are identified, and there is a harmonised scaling up of technical cooperation.

The founding members of the TCC include COP28 UAE, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), AGRA, CGIAR, GAIN, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

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