This paper focuses on the main issues of how agriculture and climate change needed to be considered in during the Copenhagen (COP15) conference in December 2009. Key messages of the text include:
- Agriculture, food security and climate change have not been well integrated at the global level beyond UNFCCC negotiations.
- Climate change negotiations have begun to address agriculture directly and indirectly, with some substantive text proposed.
- With many non-papers for discussion, and with little progress in choosing between alternative texts, there is a risk that agriculture may be lost as text is streamlined in Copenhagen.
- Integration of climate change and food security is important, applying the Paris Declaration and Accra Principles of Aid Effectiveness.