Changement climatique

FAO recognizes that agriculture and food systems play a fundamental role in feeding a growing population and solving the climate crisis but that these systems must be transformed through inclusive, multisectoral approaches that reduce emissions, draw down carbon, and boost climate resilience and adaptation.

From 2-13 December 2019, the Government of Spain is hosting the 25th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP25), under the Presidency of the Government of Chile, in Madrid. See below the events in which FAO is participating:

FAO will be supporting countries to make sure that agriculture and food systems continue being part of the negotiations, following developments to secure climate finance, strengthening  partnerships and creating new ones. Key areas of engagement will include the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action and negotiations related to the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture.

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Cross-cutting round table: Resilience


High-level roundtable

Venue: tbc  
Time: 15:00-16:30 




WEDNESDAY 11 December 2019

Celebration of International Mountain Day

The Mountain Partnership has a key role to play as the only UN organization dedicated to Sustainable Mountain Development. This year’s event will highlight the partnership’s work in Latin America under the 2030 Agenda for Mountains.

Venue: Chile Pavilion
Time: 08:30-10:00



High-level forum on South-South Cooperation to cope with climate change

Venue: China Pavilion
Time: 14:00-17:30




Gender-responsive policies and solutions for climate-resilient agriculture and food security in Pacific Small Island Developing States 

Venue: Moana and Blue Pavilion
Time: 15:00-16:00

The focus of the event is rural women’s potential in agriculture, ensuring food security and nutrition in the context of climate change. It will look at innovative approaches and good practices to enhance the resilience of communities and entire agrifood systems.

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Sustainable food production and climate change


Venue: Presidency Pavilion
Time: 19:00-20:30  




SDG 12 - Enhancing Climate Solutions through Sustainable Food Systems


This event will highlight the efforts of a group of countries and UN agencies to implement policies and programmes on sustainable consumption and production (SCP), in the context of the One Planet network, to achieve SDG 12 and contribute to the transition to a more circular economy. 

Venue: Room 3 
Time: 18:30-20:00



THURSDAY 12 December 2019

SDG 2 - Zero hunger: Linking the science and climate change actions for a world free of hunger, malnutrition and poverty


In response to the IPCC Special Report, this event highlights examples of biodiversity-friendly adaptation, resilience and risk-reduction responses that can be undertaken to address climate change for a world free of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

Venue: Room 2
Time: 11:30-3:00


Strengthening synergies, accelerating ambition

This high-level side event will focus on how best to leverage policies, programmes, multi-stakeholder action and partnerships to advance the SDGs, Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and other global frameworks. 

Venue: Room 1
Time: 13:15-14:45


Fostering the technological revolution to meet mitigation and adaptation goals


Venue: Presidency Pavilion
Time: 17:15-18:45



SDG 4 - Education: learning for climate action

This event discusses how a comprehensive approach to climate change education supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement, exploring good practices at all levels of learning and through climate-resilient education systems from around the world. 

Venue: Presidency Pavilion
Time: 18:30-20:00