Food Systems Transformation and the future of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture
The Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) is the only formal mechanism through which agriculture and food security are considered with relation to climate change by the Parties to COP. Unfortunately, progress has been slow on coming to any decisions, and Parties were stymied during their last meeting (in Bonn in June, 2022) so that there are still no KJWA conclusions or commitments, no plans for implementation, and uncertainty around the future of KJWA itself. In addition, the focus and scope of KJWA is overly narrow, excluding many critical food system components and levers for change. As this is the only officially sanctioned pathway to influence COP Party NDCs, NAPs, and finance plans to include and tackle food system challenges it is critical that this process be continued and improved to facilitate implementable and effective policy change to help us meet both food system and climate change goals.