FAO will support countries during the upcoming 15th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15) to be held from 7 to 18 December in Copenhagen, Denmark to ensure that linkages between climate change and food security issues are taken into account during the Conference. 

FAO side event at COP15

Climate change and food security: unifying commitment and action in land-based sectors
10 December 13:00—14:30
Bella centre, Victor Borg room
A side-event organized by FAO and the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. Climate change, food security, poverty - key challenges that intersect in land-based sectors - cannot be addressed in isolation from each other. The World Summit on Food Security and UNFCCC COP-15 provide opportunities to promote solutions that manage synergies and trade-offs for multiple benefits. See flyer  for the programme.
For a summary of the side event by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, click here.
Read the coverage of the side event by ENB on the Side

>> Speech by the Danish Minister Eva Kjer Hansen <<
>> Speech  by FAO Director-General Dr Jacques Diouf <<

Side events with FAO participation

  • Mountains of the world: Addressing climate change through sustainable mountain development
    12 December 2009 13:00—14:30
    Room Liva Weel, Bella Centre

    Understanding the impact of climate change on mountain regions of the world, raising awareness and political commitment, exploring the potential for adaptation and developing specific strategies, programmes and projects for enhanced understanding and adaptation.
    Read the agenda.
  • PaCFA side event - "Fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic systems in a changing climate
    15 December 2009
    Bella Centre
    FAO along with 19 international organizations is a member of PaCFA, a Global Partnership for Climate Change, Fisheries and Aquaculture for concerted action on fisheries, aquaculture and climate change. To read more about the partnership clickhere.
  • GBEP side event: "Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Bioenergy: a New Tool for Reporting and Comparing Lifecycle Analyses"
    16 December 2009
    US Center - Hall C5, Bella Conference Center
    Read the agenda 
  • Denmark/Norway/FAO/Indonesia side event: "Oceans and Climate Change"
    16 December 2009

    Read the ordre du jour 

Thematic days with FAO participation

  • Agriculture and Rural Development Day
    12 December 2009

    Roundtable 2 - Policies and institutions for resilient development in the face of climate change
    For the complete agenda of the Roundtable and the programme of the day, visit their website.

    Relevant documents
    - Presentation on Arid lands and climate change presentation 
    - Beyond Copenhagen: Agriculture and Forestry Are Part of the Solution - 14 December 2009 a joint statement 

  • Development and Climate Days (D&C Days)
    11- 14 December 2009
    Koncerthuset (The Concert House)

Gender Equality Session 
Gender and Equality: presenting new research

Organizers: WEDO/GGCA as part of the D&C focusing on Justice, Ethics and Humanitarian Issues.
For more information on the programme of the four days download the agenda

  • Forestry Day III
    13 December 2009 - 07.30 - 19.00
    Radisson BLU Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sub-plenary on forest degradation and restoration
Organizers: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Conservation Union (IUCN) and Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

Learning event on measuring and monitoring, baselines and leakage
14:30 - 16:00

What are the lessons learned from ongoing activities in testing methodologies, baseline settings and monitoring approaches? How do we bring the knowledge and full engagement of Indigenous Peoples and local communities into measuring, monitoring and reporting?

Co-hosts: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), ONF International (ONFI), UN-REDD programme, Ministry of the Environment of Norway

For more information on hours of events please visit the Forestry Day 3 website.

  • Copenhagen Oceans Day
    14 December 2009
    European Environment Agency, Copenhagen

    Read the brochure 

last updated:  Friday, November 26, 2010