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UN Climate Change Conference (COP22): 7-18 November 2016

Morocco will be hosting the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bab Ighli, Marrakech from 7 November 2016 - 18 November 2016. COP22 will build on last year’s Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21), focusing on action to achieve the commitments of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of food security as part of the international response to climate change. In this way, COP22 is an opportunity for FAO to provide technical advice to member countries to support their involvement in the negotiations and in meeting their UNFCCC commitments, ensuring the linkages between climate change, agriculture, and food security. Agricultural sectors are key in addressing climate change.

Please note the agenda below is not complete and may be subject to changes.

Agenda of events with FAO participation

9th November

Oceans: Science based solutions for achieving adaptation and mitigation goals

This side event led by FAO will highlight how the UN system assists States in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, considering NDCs and related SDGs by, inter alia, building capacity and opportunities for adaptation and maximizing the role of oceans and related activities for mitigation.

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 13.15 - 14.45

Hydro-Climate Services for All

FAO is contributing to this side event that will highlight how the UN system assists States in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, considering NDCs and related SDGs by, inter alia, building capacity and opportunities for adaptation and maximizing the role of oceans and related activities for mitigation.

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 18.30 - 20.00

10th November

Reduced inequalities. Human mobility and climate change

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 13.15 - 14.45

11th November

Science for informed mitigation and adaptation choices

The Paris Agreement articulates the need to use science to guide mitigation and adaptation choices. This side event shows how science informs GHG emission reductions, helps identify negative environmental impacts and supports climate services to strengthen resilience and adaptation.

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 13.15 - 14.45

14th November

Community-level adaptation practices to reduce disaster risk, build resilience and end poverty

Participatory community-led climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction and low-carbon development can reduce poverty. This session addresses how early warning/disaster preparedness, climate services, inclusive land planning, rights-based approaches, and social protection can contribute to this aim

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 13.15 - 14.45

Leaving No One Behind in Climate Change Education

The UN System has taken important steps in promoting climate change education. This side event will provide an occasion to showcase and discuss this experience, focusing on groups with traditional learning systems and special learning needs, in particular people with disabilities, indigenous peoples, refugees.

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 18.30 - 20.00

15th November

Delivering the Paris Promise – Making Climate Finance Matter in Marrakech

The first part of this side event will focus on the impacts of climate finance and its mobilization from multiple sources. The second part will look at climate finance for global agriculture and food security, in particular to support smallholders and other vulnerable groups.

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 18.30 - 20.00

16th November

Zero hunger under a changing climate

Climate change is a major challenge for meeting the SDG2. The joint side event concentrates on efforts combining the fight against hunger and the fight against climate change, focuses on countries’ experiences and showcases the importance of data and financial instruments in facilitating adaptation.

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 13.15 - 14.45

Delivering on Global Agenda for Forests, Climate and Development

2016 is a year of implementation. In coming years, country climate action will be guided by INDCs. This event will demonstrate SDG15 as a cornerstone in addressing climate action and REDD+ as a powerful catalyst for delivering INDCs and Agenda 2030 as well as opportunities to scale up climate-forest finance and partnerships.

Venue: OR 8
Time: 18.30 - 20.00

17th November

Decent work & economic growth
A just transition towards an inclusive green economy 

This event will provide a platform for governments, enterprises, workers, communities and United Nations agencies to discuss opportunities and challenges, review economic and social policies, and share good practices in managing a just transition towards low-carbon, inclusive green economies.

Venue: OR 6
Time: 13.15 - 14.45

Meeting the 2°C challenge: Nexus of Innovation and Clean Energy

The event will bring together the experiences from UN organizations to reflect on possible innovative technologies in clean energy that ensures access to affordable and modern energy whilst keeping global temperature increase to below 2°C.

Venue: OR 6
Time: 18.30 - 20.00