Climate Change

UN Climate Change Negotations in Bonn 2018

From 30th April to 10th May 2018, the forty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) as well as the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5) is taking place in Bonn, Germany.

At this year’s conference negotiations relating to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change continue and information and advice on scientific and technological matters will be shared.

FAO supports countries to ensure that the Paris Agreement is achieved by climate action in the agriculture sectors through countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. As in previous years, FAO plays a prominent role, leading, co-leading and speaking at events that focus on key topics and decisions that gained precedence at last year’s Conference of Parties (COP23)

Events with FAO participation

30 April 2018

Agricultural transformation under climate change: realizing opportunities for action

To ensure food security, adapt to climate change and meet the 2°C global temperature target, a transformation in the agriculture sectors is imperative. This event will present a framework for agricultural transformation, and examine how countries, farmers and researchers can contribute to realizing it.

16:45 - 18:15 Kaminzimmer Room (113)

2 May 2018

South-South Cooperation in facilitating NDC implementation

This side event aims to introduce the newly adopted UN Action Plan on South-South Cooperation and climate initiatives and to explore how SSC can benefit the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions and technology cooperation.

13.15-14.45 Bonn Room (181)

Moving forward the Agriculture agenda in the Paris Agreement: Implications for Africa

In light of the establishment of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture and Africa’s unique challenges on issues related to food security, climate resilience and mitigation, this event is an opportunity to highlight Africa’s concerns and aspirations in the advancement of the joint work.

16.45-18.15 Berlin Room (112)

3 May 2018

Rome-based Agencies | Rome series

Koronivia for climate action: raising ambition through agricultural sectors

This side event  on 'Koronivia', led by the three Rome-based agencies (FAO, IFAD and WFP) will present an analysis of the Parties' submissions on the joint work and discuss what it means for parties to ‘enhance ambition’ in the agriculture sectors before 2020 and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. There will be a ‘Davos-style’ debate format with two speakers followed by discussions with the audience and the panel.

18.30 – 20.00, Bonn Room (181)

5 May 2018

10th Anniversary of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Parallel group sessions will take place in the morning and the afternoon. The morning sessions will be a chance to reflect on the past 10 years of climate and biodiversity protection and in the afternoon we are planning to take a look at future challenges and potential solutions.

8.30-18.00, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut

6 May 2018

Talanoa Dialogue groups: where are we? where do we want to go? how do we get there?

9.30 - 18.30, UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1

8 May 2018

Linking MRV and finance for livestock NAMAs to meet the NDCs: Improving transparency

Countries require sub-national projects to fulfil NDC commitments, but project accounting, often driven by donors or investors, rarely links to national accounting systems for mitigation and other benefits. Livestock projects in Latin America may reveal how to connect Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions and national Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems.

11.30 – 13.00, Bonn Room (181)

9 May 2018

Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) strategic committee meeting

FAO is participating in this event that is led by the Secretariat of the Alliance. Among other items, the objective of the meeting is to discuss and approve GACSA’s Strategic plan for 2018-2019.  

9.00 - 15.30, Marriott Hotel, Bonn

Rome Based Agencies | Rome series

Agriculture is on the COP menu – so what now for climate finance?

This event is the second in a series of three UN Rome Based Agency (FAO, IFAD, WFP) events at SBSTA's meetings known as the Rome Series. It will discuss how to use climate finance to drive action across the global agriculture community and support smallholders in adopting sustainable and resilient farming systems.  

18.30 - 20.00, Bonn Room (181)

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