Integrated Manure Management Component Start-up Meeting

23-24 January 2014, Rome, Italy (FAO Headquarters)

 

The start-up meeting of the Livestock and Manure Management component (LMM) of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) brought together for the first time the members of the implementing team.[1] It comprises FAO, Wageningen University, the United States, Canada, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the CCAC secretariat.

The meeting also convened the LMM Advisory board.[2]

The LMM members elaborated a work plan for phase I of the project and proposed activities and focused on refining their strategy and implementation plan for Phase II.  ToRs were also drafted for the Advisory board.

Nine representatives of developing countries (Bangladesh, Mexico, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya, Brazil, Ghana, Argentina, Costa Rica) brought their experience and provided inputs to the discussions.

Background: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a voluntary and collaborative partnership uniting governments, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, and civil society in the first global effort to treat short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane, black carbon, and many hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as a collective challenge.

Aggressive action on these pollutants could head off 0.5 degrees C of warming by 2050, prevent over two million premature deaths each year, and avoid over 30 million tons of annual crop losses by 2030. Since its launch in February 2012, the Coalition has grown from six country partners to 34, brought on organizations like the World Bank and UNDP among its 75 international partners, and attracted nearly $50 million in funding pledges and contributions.

Agriculture is one of 10 high-impact global initiatives under the aegis of the CCAC. As part of the Agriculture Initiative, partners have initiated an activity stream focused on achieving SLCP emissions reductions from Improved Manure Management in the Livestock Sector.

 

 


1] While remaining independent, this initiative falls under the umbrella of the Agenda.

2] It includes the World Bank, Global Methane Alliance, Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse gas, the European Commission, the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center.