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Published on 16/09/2014

NGOs warn France over the future Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

On 23 September, under the umbrella of the Climate Summit organised by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the World Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (ACSA) is due to be officially launched. France should announce whether or not it wants to be a party to this international initiative. Coordination SUD, of which GRET is a member, hopes that France will not get involved. Why? Because of the risk that this project will create a political arena competing with the ongoing negotiations under the UN Climate Change Framework Agreement, because of the absence of safeguards concerning the types of agriculture it will support, and because there is no explicit guarantee on support for developing family farming and agroecology.