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FAO at COP 22: Events overview

7th November

REDD+ Forest Reference (Emission) Levels and REDD+ results reporting progress and challenges

This forum co-led by FAO will provide an opportunity for 5-6 countries to present their Forest Reference (Emission) Levels (FREL/FRL) for UNFCCC submission followed by a discussion on common challenges.

Venue: EU Pavilion

Time: 18.30 - 20.00

8th November

Forest Action Event

The Global Climate Action Day provides an opportunity to bring together state and non-state actors, governments, businesses, civil society groups, and indigenous peoples’ organizations. It is a chance to take stock of progress made, and to identify challenges as well as opportunities for increased contributions from forestry to climate change mitigation and adaptation. It will look at the streamlining and scaling up of financing mechanisms necessary to achieve this.  

Showcase
Time: 13.30 - 16.00

Dialogue - Land use and forests
Time: 16.00 - 18.00


Interdisciplinary assessments of climate change impacts on agriculture using the MOSAICC tool for adaptation planning

Venue: To be confirmed

Time: 9.00 - 10.30

9th November

Water Action Event

Eduardo Mansur, Director, FAO Land and Water Division will speak at the day's events.

Showcase
Time: 10.00 - 12.30

Dialogue
Time: 13.30 - 16.00


SDG 14 Oceans: Science based solutions for achieving adaptation and mitigation goals

This side event co-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: Mediterranean

Time: 13.15 - 14.45


SDG 6 Hydro-Climate Services for All

The side event aims to bridge the gap between the producers and users of hydro-climate services, between water and climate communities, science and policy-makers and negotiators. It will demonstrate how water is a connector; central for implementing the Paris Agreement, climate finance and INDCs.

Venue: Mediterranean

Time: 18.30 - 20.00

10th November

Agriculture in the INDCs of African countries

The side-event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders from countries and regional institutions in SSA to discuss the important role of agriculture in the INDCs.  The potential role for CSA will be highlighted and shared while challenges and best practices in the planning, design and implementation of CSA policies and action plans will be presented by a distinguished panel.

Venue: Africa Pavilion

Time: 12.00 - 13.30


SDG 10 Reduced inequalities. Human mobility and climate change

Venue: Mediterranean

Time: 13.15 - 14.45

11th November

Fisheries and aquaculture in the context of climate change: challenges and opportunities

The side-event will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities of climate change impacts on fisheries and aquaculture, will take stock of the latest state of knowledge on climate change impacts and will showcase examples of data collection and monitoring systems.

Venue: Salle 3, Green Zone

Time: 13.00 - 14.30


SDG 17 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: Austral

Time: 13.15 - 13.45


Mapping and understanding mountains to achieve the 2030 Agenda

This side-event will assess the wellbeing of mountain communities and ecosystems globally. Because mountains are mentioned in three SDG targets, the discussion will also focus on ways to measure progress such as satellite data collection and household surveys.

Venue: Pacific

Time: 13.15 - 14.45


Sustainable agriculture and land use enhancing climate action and increasing productivity

The EU Side event is organized together with Finland, United Republic of Tanzania, FAO, UNEP and Wageningen University. Each representantive will give a presentation of comprehensive insights into sustainable agriculture, followed by a panel and audience discussion.

Venue: EU Pavilion

Time: 18.30 - 20.00

12th November

Oceans Action Day

The Oceans Action Day at COP 22 will showcase how the world is tackling climate change impacts on oceans, seas, and coastal and island contexts. The purpose is to review initiatives launched in COP 21 as part of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, announce new initiatives, with multi-national and multi-stakeholder contributions to the solution space.

Showcase
Time: 10.00 - 12.30

Dialogue
Time: 13.30 - 16.00


Peatlands for Paris - Global Peatlands Initiative 

Venue: EU Pavilion

Time: To be confirmed


Blue Growth - Responding to climate change and oceans 

Venue: To be confirmed

Time: 17.00 - 19.00


Quo vadis? Agriculture and Food Security under the Paris Climate Agreement

This side event will discuss the crucial role agriculture plays for adaptation and mitigation post-Paris and how to move from political commitment to action. It will highlight the main findings of FAO’s 2016 report State of Food and Agriculture on CC and food security, discuss the agriculture workshops held under SBSTA 42 and 44, introduce activities to adapt to and mitigate climate change in the fields of agriculture, forestry and LULUCF.

Venue: EU Pavilion

Time: 12.30 - 14.00

14th November

SDG 1 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: Arabian

Time: 13.15 - 13.45


The impact of climate change in mountain areas. A priority for a global action

Vulnerable mountain ecosystems are critical for global fresh water. Covering 22% of all land, mountains are home to over 900 million people, many impoverished, food insecure and lacking resilience. We will review needs and mechanisms for addressing climate change in mountains under the UNFCCC. 

Venue: Bering

Time: 13.15 - 14.45


SDG 4 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: Pacific

Time: 18.30 - 20.00

15th November

Sustainable food systems for biodiversity, nutrition and health

This FAO-led event follows the recommendation "enhancing sustainable, lower carbon and health promoting food systems" from the 2nd Global Conference on Health & Climate: “Building healthier societies through implementation of the Paris Agreement”, co-organized by the WHO and the Government of France, in close collaboration with the Government of Morocco.

Venue: Africa Pavilion

Time: 14.00 - 15.30


SDG 17 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: Austral

Time: 18.30 - 20.00

16th November

Agriculture and Food Security Action Event

he Global Climate Action event is a unique opportunity to showcase the agricultural sector as the greatest opportunity for climate actions. The presence of many agricultural stakeholders will bring about an opportunity for interaction, including actors that are too often on the margins of national climate change planning, and who are scaling up climate actions. The event will feature the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) initiative, a major contribution in agriculture to the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), and the Global Framework on Water Scarcity.

Showcase
Time: 10.00 - 12.30

Dialogue
Time: 13.30 - 16.00


SDG 2 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: Pacific

Time: 13.15 - 14.45


SDG 15 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: Arabian

Time: 18.30 - 20.00

17th November

SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth

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: Mediterranean

Time: 13.15 - 14.45


SDG 7 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: Mediterranean

Time: 18.30 - 20.00