Climate change, energy and food
High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy Rome, 3-5 June 2008

Climate change adaptation and mitigation

This Expert Meeting will review various mitigation and gender-sensitive adaptation options and implementation strategies that have significant potential to maintain or enhance food security in a sustainable and economically viable way for vulnerable people.

It will propose strategic lines of action for FAO and its partners to address and respond to the challenges and the uncertainties posed by a changing climate, and to address these in national plans for food security. It will seek to share experiences among countries in defining guidelines and plans for agriculture, fisheries and forestry adaptation measures, including the existing available tools promoting resilience and gender- sensitive coping strategies.

It will identify economic mechanisms to promote environmental service payments that could ensure that farmers, fisherfolks and foresters are adequately compensated for mitigation measures. It will identify financing modalities for national capacity building in the implementation of strategies and action.

DATE: 5-7 March 2008
VENUE: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy