The UN Climate Change Conference in Poznań, Poland 1-12 December 2008 

FAO is participating in the UN Climate Change conference to be held from 1 to 12 December in Poznan, Poland. FAO will support countries and ensure that linkages between climate change and food security issues are taken into account during the negotiations of a post-2012 climate change agreement. 

Side events led by FAO

Side events co-sponsored by FAO

  • UN system response to support REDD (led  by the UN-REDD Programme (FAO/UNDP/UNEP), in cooperation with World Bank and UNFCCC)
    Thursday, 4 December 2008 13:00 - 15:00 hrs
    Aesculapian snake room
    Agenda (PDF)

    Presentation by UN-REDD Programme (PDF)
    Presentation by FCPF (PDF)
    Video webcast of the side event

  • Adaptation experiences across sectors and scales (led by UNDP, in cooperation with FAO, IFAD and many others)
    Thursday, 4 December 2008 19:30 - 21:00 hrs
    Aesculapian snake room
     Video webcast of the side event
  • UN Youth: growing together in a changing climate (led by UNFCCC in cooperation with FAO and others)
    Friday, 5 December 2008 13:00 - 15:00 hrs
    EXTRA II room
  • Moving ahead: practical risk-related adaptation
    UN/ISDR
    Friday, 5 December 2008 13:00-15:00 hrs
    Fox Room 
  • Climate change and the risk of hunger: is the global food crisis a wake-up call for adaptation?  (led by WFP in cooperation with FAO and IFAD)
    Wednesday, 10 December 2008 13:00 - 15:00 hrs
    Aesculapian snake room
  • Bioenergy towards a low carbon future: meeting the challenges of sustainable development and climate change (led by Italy with the Global Bioenergy Partnership - GBEP Secretariat in FAO)
    Thursday, 11 December 2008 19:30 - 21:00 hrs
    Fox room

Forest Day 2

Parallel to the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan, CIFOR will lead the Forest Day 2 along with the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, including FAO.

During this day FAO will organize the event on: 

  • Adapting forest policies and institutions to meet climate change challenges: country experiences
    16:30 - 18:00 hrs

FAO will also co-sponsor a series of events of a crosscutting nature:

  • "The Second D"- Sustainable Forest Management Addressing Forest Degradation
    Led by ITTO, IUCN (GPFLR), FAO, CBD
    11:00 - 13:00 hrs
  • Getting Ready for REDD: Capacity Building for REDD Strategy Planning and Monitoring in Three Countries
    Led by World Bank, UN-REDD Programme FAO/UNDP/UNEP
    11:00 - 13:00 hrs 
  • Carbon storage in Harvested Wood Products: Why bother?
    Led by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE
    15:00 - 16:30 hrs

Download the schedule of the side events here.

last updated:  Thursday, August 19, 2010