High Level event on climate change and agroforestry
©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti
28 November 2016, Rome--- With the conclusion of COP22 in Marrakesh, countries have already indicated through their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that agriculture is one of the most important sectors for both climate change adaption needs and mitigation potential. FAO is hosting today a High-level event on Climate Change and Agroforestry, in collaboration with the “Fondazione Centro per un Futuro Sostenibile”, to highlight the central role of the agricultural sectors for implementing the NDCs and the key role that agroforestry can play in developing sustainable land use systems in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

(00:00) Welcome address by Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Coordinator for Natural Resources; (07:40) Opening remarks by Francesco Rutelli, President, Centro per un Futuro Sostenibile (in Italian); (20:44) Presentation by Riccardo Valentini, Strategic Manager of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) Foundation, Tuscia University.
42min. 13sec.

Session 1:After Marrakesh: The Climate Action Agenda and Agriculture - (00:00) Stefano Marguccio, Diplomatic Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea (in Italian); (09:28) Dinah Grace Akello, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uganda to FAO; (23:05) Hakima El Haite Sanhaji, Minister Delegate, Ministry of Energy, mines, water and environment, Kingdom of Morocco (in French); (32:23) Martin Frick, Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO; (41:16) Discussion.
43min. 14sec.

Session 2:Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals through Agroforestry - Andrea Olivero, Vice Minister, Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (in Italian); (07:56) Ren Wang, Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, FAO; (15:50) Fergus Sinclair, Leader of Science Domain 1 (Agroforestry Systems), World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF); (33:07) Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza, Chair of the Board of the European Forest Institute, Tuscia University; (52:28) Discussion.
66min. 31sec.

Conclusions - (00:00) H.E. Pierfrancesco Sacco, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Italy to the UN Organizations in Rome (in Italian); (07:11) Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Coordinator for Natural Resources.
17min. 43sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Biodiversity, Climate change, Environment/Natural resources, Forestry, Meeting, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 11982