FAO will support countries during the upcoming 18th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) to be held from 26 November to 7 December 2012 in Doha  Qatar to ensure that linkages between climate change and food security issues are taken into account during the Conference.  


  Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change - How can climate-smart approaches help to build resilience in the agricultural sectors?

27 November 2012
13:15 - 14:45
Room 3 Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha

The event will showcase climate-smart approaches and discuss concrete steps to support resilience in the agricultural sectors. Particular attention will be given to programme, policy and financial mechanisms supporting the transition to climate-smart and resilient systems, e.g. through resource efficiency and reduction of losses in the whole value chain from production to consumption.

The event will offer a platform for stakeholders, including member states, to share their practical experiences and have an open exchange with the audience. It will be a dynamic and interactive dialogue moderated by Mr. Alexander Mueller, Assistant Director General, Natural Resources Department, FAO, and organized around three key questions that will be addressed by a panel of five representatives from member states, civil society and research centers.  

  • Download the agenda of the event  here
  • Download the presentation of the event  here

FAO Knowledge Event on Climate-Smart Approaches to Agriculture  

1 December 2012
(Followed by a light reception)

Hotel Crowne Plaza,
Business Park
Doha, Qatar
(10 km from the Doha Conference Centre – Shuttle buses available)

Food insecurity and climate change are two  major interlinked global challenges that humanity is facing today. The FAO Knowledge Event on climate-smart approaches for agriculture will provide a forum for dialogue among participants from countries and the broader public on how to address these challenges jointly. It will also be an opportunity to present the latest cross-sectoral programmes and activities on agriculture (including forestry and fisheries) and climate change.    

  Side events with FAO participation



last updated:  Friday, December 14, 2012