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FAO at COP22 Climate Conference in Marrakech

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Key events with FAO participation:

8 November

Forest Action event

Stakeholders will have the opportunity to take stock of progress made, and to identify challenges as well as opportunities for increased contributions from forestry to climate change adaptation and mitigation. To achieve this, participants will focus on the streamlining and scaling up of financing mechanisms.
Venue:Atlantic Room
Time: 13.30 - 18.00    

12 November

Oceans Action event

The Oceans Action event will showcase how the world is tackling climate change impacts on oceans, seas, and coastal and island contexts. The purpose is to review initiatives launched at COP 21 in Paris as part of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda and announce new initiatives.
Venue:Artic Room
Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Side event: Quo Vadis? Agriculture and Food Security under the Paris Climate Agreement

FAO Deputy Director-General/Co-ordinator for Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo will address this side event which will focus on the crucial role agriculture plays for climate adaptation and mitigation and on ways to move forward from political commitment to action.
Venue: EU Pavilion
 12.30 - 14.00

14 November

7th Annual Sustainable Innovation Forum

FAO Deputy Director General Maria Helena Semedo will participate in a panel discussion on Resilient Agriculture and Landscapes together with other relevant actors to discuss about innovative practices for sustainable agriculture .
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech
Time: 12.00 - 13.00

Sustainable Oases Initiative

FAO Deputy Director General Maria Helena Semedo will represent FAO in this event organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Morocco to launch the Sustainable Oases Initiative that will help to better recognize the unique resilience abilities to climate change of this landscapes as well as their vulnerability. The initiative looks to implement solutions to protect this rich heritage. 
Venue: Artic Room (Blue Pavillion)
Time: 13.00 - 15.00

16 November

Agriculture and Food Security Action event

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva will address this event which will focus on the central position of the agricultural sectors in the response to climate change. A diverse group of agricultural stakeholders, including actors that are too often on the margins of national climate change planning, will participate in the discussions. The event will feature the Adaptation of African Agriculture and the FAO's Global Framework on Water Scarcity.
Venue: Artic Room
Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Side event : SDG 2 Zero hunger under a changing climate
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva will participate at this side event together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme. Topics include ways to combine the fight against hunger and the fight against climate change, a focus on countries' experiences and the importance of data and financial instruments in facilitating adaptation.
Venue: Pacific
Time: 13.15 - 14.45

Side event: SDG 15 Delivering on global agenda for forests, climate and development
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva
will address this side event which will focus on SDG15 as a cornerstone in addressing climate action and the role of countries' efforts to reduce emissions including from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).
Venue: Pacific
Time: 13.15 - 14.45

17 November

High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva will present the key outcomes of the Global Climate Action on Agriculture and Food Security in this event where the high level climate change champions of France and Morocco and the UNFCCC will present a way forward to accelerate global climate action.
Venue: Plenary Casablanca
Time: 10.00 - 13.00

For UN system side events co-organized by FAO please click here.


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