Climate Change

FAO at the UN Climate Change Dialogues 2020

FAO is actively participating in a number of online events from 23 November to 4 December 2020, as part of the UN Climate Change Dialogues 2020 to ensure that agriculture, biodiversity and sustainable food systems remain high on the agenda.

It is a chance to showcase progress made in 2020 despite the challenging circumstances caused by COVID-19 and in the build up to next year’s COP 26 in Glasgow. The dialogues will offer an opportunity for countries and other stakeholders to continue exchanging views and sharing information in order to maintain momentum in the UNFCCC process.

Tuesday 24-WEDNESDAY 25 november 2020

Koronivia workshop on improved livestock management systems

The workshop will focus on 'Improved livestock management systems, including agropastoral production systems and others', and is expected to allow Parties to exchange views on the latest science and experiences.  It aims to charter a way forward by considering how the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture could contribute to the work of constituted bodies to improve livestock management systems. 

Time: 12:00-15:00

MONday 30 NOVember 2020

Technology Day “Innovative approaches on adaptation technologies” – Launch and Thematic session on Climate-smart agriculture

The event will provide a platform for countries and stakeholders to showcase and discuss innovative approaches to "Recover Better", including climate-smart agriculture, and explore effective ways and measures to implement these approaches. In this way potential policies and concrete actions can be identified and undertaken to accelerate and scale-up the dissemination of climate adaptation solutions and technologies.

Time: 13:00-15:00 
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Monday 30 NOVember - Tuesday 1 December

Dialogue on the relationship between land and climate change adaptation related matters

The two sessions that make up this dialogue will be informed by the submissions to the UNFCCC from Parties and non-Party stakeholders and will consist of a high-level panel to set the stage for the dialogue; plenary keynote presentations to offer deeper insights into climate change adaptation and land; and thematic breakout group discussions, offering an opportunity for in-depth exchanges related to climate change adaptation and land.

Time: 15:00-17:30

Tuesday 1 December

From technology needs to climate action

In response to a request from SBI 50, the UNFCCC secretariat prepared the fourth synthesis report on technology needs, for consideration at SBI 52.  The main findings of the report on technology will be presented by the secretariat and complemented by presentations from countries showcasing their Technology Needs Assessment success stories. 

Time: 12:30-14:00



Tuesday 1 December - wednesday 2 december

Koronivia workshop on socioeconomic and food security dimensions of climate change in the agricultural sector

The workshop will identify key elements related to the socioeconomic and food security dimensions of climate change in the agricultural sector. 

Time: 12:00-15:00




WednesDAY 02 December - Thursday 03 December

Ocean and climate change dialogue to consider how to strengthen adaptation and mitigation action

The dialogue will consist of a 2.5-hour session each day, with a high level opening on the first day, and plenary sessions and breakout discussions on both days.

Time:  21:30-24:00