UN Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany - 2013

FAO Side event

Date: 4 June 2013
Time: 18:30 -20:00, followed by a light reception
Location: Wind (MoE)

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Come and hear from FAO and partners about ways to increase productivity, adapt to climate change, build resilience, and reduce GHG emissions from agricultural sectors, including forestry and fisheries. Examples will cover different technologies, practices, planning, policies and investment options that are available for transforming landscapes and food systems.

The panel will focus on synergies between adaptation and mitigation at country level around the following questions:

  • What adaptation measures, with mitigation co-benefits, are being used to build a more resilient and lower emission agriculture for food security and development at different scales?
  • What are the barriers to adoption/scaling-up of the above measures at country level and how could they be overcome?
  • What enabling measures at the international level could support national action on synergistic agricultural adaptation and mitigation?

Chaired by: Xiangjun Yao, Director, Climate, Energy and Tenure Division, FAO

Overview of new FAO knowledge on adaptation and mitigation options
Alexandre Meybeck
, Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change Expert, FAO

Lucia Palombi, Natural Resources Officer, FAO

Synergies between adaptation and mitigation at country level: panel discussion + dialogue
Austin Tibu
, Land Resources Conservation Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi

Bui My Binh, Deputy-Head, International Cooperation Department (ICD), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam

Robert Jordan, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Director, Environment and Climate Division, IFAD
Wendy Mann, Senior Policy Advisor, EU-FAO Project on Climate-Smart Agriculture


Other side events with FAO participation

Current state of agriculture and mitigation: NAMAs, quantifying emissions and links to adaptation
Tuesday, 4 June 2013

18:30 - 20:00
Rail (MoT)

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Progress in agricultural climate change mitigation requires a reframing whereby development and adaptation priorities drive mitigation options. New global assessments indicate the opportunities for linking mitigation to development agendas and the priorities for action.

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Learning for a post-2020 UNFCCC framework using national mitigation actions for peatlands as pilots
Saturday, 8 June 2013

Wind (MoE)  

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Drained peatlands cover 0.3% of the land, but produce 6% of the global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Current UNFCCC rules largely ignore these emissions. The side event will discuss how peatland emission mitigation actions can inform negotiations on addressing land use in the post-2020 framework.

National Adaptation Plans (NAP) Expo: Launching of the NAP process in LDCs
Sunday, 9 June 2013


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last updated:  Friday, June 14, 2013