Climate Change

UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn 2019

From 17-27 June 2019, the fiftieth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 50) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 50) is taking place in Bonn, Germany.

At this year’s conference, a major objective will be to finalise remaining decisions, also known as the 'rulebook' ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement

As in previous years, FAO will be supporting countries with techical advice both within and outside the climate negotiations. FAO will be leading, co-leading and speaking at events that focus on key topics and decisions that gained precedence at last year’s Conference of Parties (COP24), including the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) and smart-energy solutions in agrifood chains. Take a look at the events in which FAO is involved:

Events with FAO participation

16-18 June 2019

Workshops - Gender

The impact of the Lima Work Programme on Gender and its Gender Action Plan. What has been or is being implemented?

16-18 June from 15:00 - 18:00

18 June from 10:00 - 13:00

17 June 2019

Side event: Scaling up access to climate finance for water investments


Venue: Berlin

17-19 June 2019

Workshops - Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture 

The focus is on methods and approaches for assessing climate change adaptation, adaptation co-benefits and resilience. Participants will look at improved soil carbon, soil health and soil fertility under grassland and cropland as well as integrated systems, including water management.

17-18 June from 15:00 - 18:00

18-19 June from 10:00 - 13:00

19 June 2019

Rome-based Agencies side events 

How can the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture best support Countries to enhance climate action?

16:45 - 18:15

Venue: Berlin Room

Scaling up investment for climate action in agriculture

18:30 - 20:00

Venue: Berlin Room

20-21 June 2019

Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation 

These meetings will be focused on energy – off-grid and decentralized energy solutions for smart-energy and water use in the agri-food chain.

20 May from 10:30 - 18:00

21 May from 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Tokyo 1-2

21 June 2019

Side event: Quality assurance of the National GHG Inventory Management Systems and National GHG Inventories in Developing Countries 

13:15 - 14:45

Venue: tbc

FAO Coordinator: Martial Bernoux

24 June 2019

Side event: Supporting Paris Agreement implementation through a law and climate change toolkit

18:30 - 20:00

FAO Coordinator: Valerie Johnston