IFA at COP26

November 2, 2021 - IFA is in Glasgow for COP26 to highlight the fertilizer industry’s commitment to feeding the world sustainably.

The IFA delegation will join the business and industry community to urge the Parties to reach an accord on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which aims to establish a policy foundation for an emissions trading system that could lead to a global carbon market. A carbon market could become a major driver of enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce emissions and facilitate long-term mitigation strategies.

IFA will also continue to monitor closely and engage with the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA), which is poised to adopt the first-ever COP Decision on Agriculture this week. IFA has been an active observer to the KJWA since its inception at COP23, promoting key messages on nutrient use efficiency improvement through the adoption of fertilizer best management practices.

IFA will co-host two official side events to illustrate the fertilizer industry’s active engagement in climate change mitigation:

  • The Climakers: Presenting the Toolkit for a Farmer–Driven Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions, co-organized with the World Farmers’ Organization.
    • The event will feature guidance to policymakers for integrating agriculture fully in their NDCs. Learn more here.
    • 17:45 - 19:00 CET, Nov. 3, COP Blue Zone, Room Loch Lomond (Building C).
    • COP26 attendees are invited to join us in person or follow the event on the COP26 platform.
  • The Ammonia Technology Roadmap: Towards More Sustainable Nitrogen Fertilizer Production, co-organized with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
    • The IEA’s Ammonia Technology Roadmap identifies the technologies and policies needed to enable a low-carbon transition in nitrogen fertilizer production. This event will present decarbonization roadmaps for the industry and examine the changes in technologies and policies needed to realize the transition.
    • 14:00 - 15:30 CET, Nov. 9, International Chamber of Commerce e-platform, Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business. Register here.
    • An IFA summary of the ATR for policymakers is here.

IFA Director General Alzbeta Klein will speak at a number of other events, including COP26 EBRD-IETA Dinner on Green Transition, COP26 Citi and EBRD Sustainable Supply Chains and the World Bank’s event on Long Term Climate Strategies.

Major companies, even in hard-to-decarbonize sectors are answering the call to achieve net-zero emissions, including many IFA members who are working on solutions for tackling climate change.