Guidance Note Mainstreaming Climate Change in the Sectoral Working Groups of the AFCC

Mainstreaming Climate Change in the Sectoral Working Groups

Food Security has been a long-standing agenda in ASEAN. With the global food crisis of 2007/08, ASEAN made food security an integral part of community building and adopted the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework as a regional umbrella for food security related initiatives. ASEAN leaders recognized the impacts of climate change across all sectors and the need for close cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination when planning and implementing climate change responses. Trans-boundary impacts of potential climate change scenarios, but also potential responses, call for a coordinated regional framework, strategy and mechanism to cope with climate change and its impacts. The ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry towards Food Security (AFCC) was developed, under the purview of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Agriculture and Forestry (SOM AMAF) to provide the mechanism for coordinated action and collaboration to address the issues and challenges threatening food security due to climate change.

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