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Jun 9, 2022

Climate Change Conference Discusses Impacts on Agriculture/Food Security

While there has been a lot of work done nationally, as it relates to conservation of natural resources, Belize and most countries have not been looking at the framework as it relates to agriculture and climate change. Doctor Lennox Gladden also speaks on the issue of carbon credits.

 

Dr. Lennox Gladden

Dr. Lennox Gladden, National Climate Change Officer

“It’s more agriculture, looking at the broader guise of food security or food insecurity. So that is something that we really need to keep our pulse on because there are a lot of opportunities. Most of the items in the current text works in our favor because it discusses soil rehabilitation, it looks at pastoral systems and how it contributes to mitigating some of the impacts of climate change. These are things as a country that we really need to keep our eyes out for especially because we realize in the region, with the exception of Guyana, we should be considered the breadbasket of the Caribbean. When you look at results based payment for carbon credit. We know that the carbon market in itself is a robust market with the price of carbon credits increasing something we didn’t see two years ago, three years ago. Nationally, we have been putting systems in place so that we can all benefit when we reach at the stage of going for results based payment. The challenge that we are seeing here in Bonn is the modality as it relates to which methodology if it is Paris Agreement compliant. For us as a county, we require for it to be Paris Agreement compliant because that speaks to our national determined contributions. Anything outside of that then it is like we are faulting ourselves and which article that goes under for full transparency; that is being discussed because some parties are comfortable engaging with the involuntary market.”

 

The final document from this conference is what is discussed by world leaders at COP27 in November.


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