Monday, 4th December 2017 from 12.45 to 14.15, Sheikh Zayed Centre

Climate Change – Outcomes of COP23

About the event:

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. Among other decisions, COP 23 adopted a major one on “Issues Relating to Agriculture”, recognizing the importance of agriculture for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The adopted decision will help create an enabling environment for countries and non-state actors to conduct activities in the agricultural sectors that are key to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. FAO will continue supporting counties towards better integration of agriculture sectors in their National Adaptation Plans and in the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions.

The purpose of this side event is to engage in a dialogue with Member Countries attending the 158th Session of FAO Council on the outcomes of the 23rd session of the UNFCCC (COP23) held in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November. The side event will highlight in particular:

  • The decisions related to agriculture and their implications for food security.
  • FAO’s plans for further work in support to Member Countries within the global Climate Action Agenda and in the context of negotiations.



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Climate Change – Outcomes of COP23

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