United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

The IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030 encompasses a development agenda for the IPPC community, which includes the assessment and management of climate change impacts on plant health.

Within the next decade, the IPPC community is called on to initiate a work programme to assess and manage the impacts of climate change on plant health and international trade of plants and plant products.

The mitigation of climate-change related impacts on agriculture and plant health will present a major challenge to NPPOs and international organizations in the plant health field. Changes in food production patterns and trade will become apparent over the next two decades. The resulting changes in plant health, such as anomalies in pest epidemiology and frequent expansion of pest distributions, will provide challenges, especially in the areas of surveillance, monitoring and pest risk analysis. The danger of pests adapting to changed climate parameters may cause new pest risk to major staple crops.

Thus, the partnership with UNFCCC will be essential to implement this new IPPC work area.

So far, joint work with UNFCCC included:

Climate change and its impact on plant health was also discussed at the following IPPC seminars: