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02/06/2010

Climate Change and Mitigation in Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean: Investments and Actions (Rome, 19-20 April 2010)

The FAO Investment Centre Division, through the Collaborative Program FAO - World Bank in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), organized  a workshop on the 19 & 20 April 2010  on Climate Change and Mitigation in Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The objectives of the event were threefold: (i) Provide a forum to exchange information on FAO’s technical work, countries’ actions and experiences and International Financial Institution’s (IFIs) operations and strategies on Climate Change on Mitigation (ii) Increase awareness among IFIs and FAO professionals of  the relevance of Climate Change and Mitigation issues of investment project design in the region (iii) Explore how to consider Climate Change mitigation measures into IFIs operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The workshop was divided into five thematic blocks:  I. The Context: What Is The Status On Climate Change And Mitigation In Agriculture;  II. Mitigation Strategies And Actions In Agriculture; III. Mitigation Strategies And Actions In Livestock; IV. Mitigation Strategies And Actions In Forestry; V. Financing Mitigation Action: National Programs And Carbon Markets.    The workshop brought together scientists  that provided  the latest knowledge on the subject,  representatives from International Development Agencies that presented information relating to strategies, programs and projects that are being developed in the region, and representatives from countries in the region that reported the needs of their States in relation to problems of Climate Change a s well as the solutions that are required.

For workshop material, please see below:

I. THE CONTEXT: WHAT IS THE STATUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND MITIGATION IN AGRICULTURE

Presentation

Background note

Climate Change and Mitigation in Agriculture in the World

Pete Smith

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Climate Change and Mitigation in Agriculture in LAC

Daniel Martino

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Research Role on Agricultural Mitigation:

Idupulapati Rao

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Estimating mitigation potential of agricultural projects: an application of Ex-ante Carbon Balance Tool (EX-ACT) in Brazil

Giacomo Branca/Katia Medeiros

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II. MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS IN AGRICULTURE

 

 

Technical information and recommendations

Theodor Friedrich/Ammir Kassam

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Conservation communities

Beto Borges

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Experiences in Colombia

Diana Jimena Pereira Bonilla

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Green Agroindustries-FIRCO

Marie Helen Collion

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III. MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS IN LIVESTOCK

 

 

Technical information and recommendations

Pierre Gerber

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Livestock research and Climate Change, EMBRAPA experience

Luis Barioni

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World Bank’s livestock strategy and actions

Cornelis de Haan

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IV. MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS IN FORESTRY

 

 

Technical information and recommendations

José Antonio Prado

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Climate Change Mitigation in Forestry – Mexico Experience:

José Manuel Bulás

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World Bank’s Forestry and Mitigation Strategy and actions

Laurent Debroux/ Erick Fernandes

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V.FINANCING MITIGATION ACTION: NATIONAL PROGRAMS AND CARBON MARKETS

 

 

PES in Agriculture

Leslie Lipper

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BioCarbon Fund in Agriculture

Rama Reddy

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Private Capital Market Perspectives in Agriculture

Michael Coren

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VI.WORKSHOP VIDEOS

 

 

Zhihong Zhang, GEF

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 Theodor Friedrich, FAO

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 Peter Smith, University of Aberdeen

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José Antonio Prado, FAO

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 Eric Fernandes, World Bank

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 César Falconi, FAO

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 José Bulas, Mexico

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 Beto Borges, Forest Trends

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