Shefali Sharma

Shefali Sharma, from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), explores why agricultural is so critical to the negotiations, and brings us up to date with its inclusion in the text, and which frameworks it should exist within. She explains how agricultural is already suffering impacts of climate change, and says carbon sinks and carbon markets are the “wrong track”. She recognises the World Bank’s invested interest in carbon markets, but emphasises that they are too volatile and highly speculative.