climate-aware, trade-driven, food security-enhancing
agro-processing for East Africa

At this meeting, trade and climate negotiators from East Africa reflected on the state of tourism in the region, and discussed how to leverage rules and programs under both the UNFCCC and WTO. They also discussed the effect of climate change on tourism in the region, and considered the challenges faced by tourism service providers.

At this meeting, climate negotiators from East Africa reflected on the major impacts of climate change in their countries, and how their consequences are addressed by current adaptation strategies such as their National Adaptation Plans, National Adaptation Programmes of Action and Nationally Determined contributions. Based on data, statistics and interviews they reviewed top sectorial climate challenges faced in the region, and considered the effectiveness of current stakeholder participation mechanisms in the context of these strategies.

After the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change decided last year to advance work in the area of agriculture, Parties under the “Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture” now have two years to work on "bold actions" needed in agriculture before more specific ones are agreed upon in 2020. In this context, East African climate negotiators debated such possible agriculture-related actions in the region, based on the challenges expressed by farmers and agro-processors on the ground.

Under the UNFCCC convention members are asked to communicate on their priorities, plans and required support to adapt to climate change. As a result of this, EAC member states have published different national documents including national communications (NC), intended nationally determined contributions (INDC), national adaptation plans of actions (NAPA) and national adaptation plans (NAP).

This paper aims to inform the finalisation of Kenya’s National Trade Policy, by suggesting trade provisions that can support climate-aware agro-processing development in the country.

Working towards more and better climate adaptation finance would require scaling up and easing their access to existing funds, particulartly those dedicated to adaptation.

This study provides insights that can guide the region’s negotiators regarding possible mitigation actions, outlining synergies and key ‘asks’ when negotiating for a fair deal for EAC Members in climate talks.

This paper examines the views and reactions of the East African Community (EAC) stakeholders about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement; whether the outcomes of the agreement met their expectations or not.

This note presents an overview of the EAC and trade facilitation; and a focus on the EAC CTA value chain as well as the regional SWOT analysis which provides some recommendations.

This note focuses on the effective implementation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). It will provide answers on the critical role of the Ad-hoc working group on the Paris Agreement (APA) and relevant actions to be taken by members.

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