Climate Change

Food security for all act on Climate change

Climate change will have direct impacts on the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture sectors affecting the food security of a growing population. These production systems will need to sustainably produce more food with increased resource efficiency.

FAO will support countries during the upcoming 19th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) to be held from 11-22 November  2013 in Warsaw, Poland to ensure that linkages between climate change and food security issues are taken into account during the Conference.


14 November 2013

The NAMA partnership– What has happened and where are we going?

13:15 - 14:45 | Room Wroclaw, National Stadium 

The partnership was formed to enhance collaboration and complementarity among its members, accelerating support to developing nations in preparing and implementing their NAMAs. The event is a good opportunity to better understand issues related to sustainable development, finance, and MRV of NAMAs.

Intergenerational Inquiry

13:15 - 14:45 | Room Cracow, National Stadium

At the sixth annual Intergenerational Inquiry youth delegates from around the world will engage with high-level representatives from Parties, observer organizations and the UNFCCC secretariat in an interactive event on the role and importance of young people in the UNFCCC process.

Youth working with children to build a sustainable future

15:00 - 16:30 | Room Torun, National Stadium

Earth Child Institute and co-organizing partners are supporting local action and advocacy of children in UK, US, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana and Brazil to combat climate change. Highlighting actions by children aimed at understanding and taking practical actions to mitigate and adapt the impact of climate change.

16-17 November 2013

Combating climate change through education and training

Room Cracow, National Stadium

The objective of the side event is to showcase that education and training are at the core of climate change action and that young people play a key role in advancing knowledge on how to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate 16 November | 13:15 - 14:45 | Room Cracow, National Stadium The objective of the side event is to showcase that education and training are at the core of climate change action and that young people play a key role in advancing knowledge on how to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.

Development and Climate Days.
Innovative approaches, incisive dialogue for climate-smart development

Polonia Palace Hotel

This year, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will jointly facilitate the Saturday programme focused on showcasing adaptation practitioners’ experience from the field. Likewise IIED and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre will jointly facilitate the Sunday programme. The central focus on Sunday will be on innovative game-based approaches for inciting action on climate change education, learning and capacity building.

Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum combines into one event two of the world’s most influential annual conferences on the role of forests and agriculture in mitigating and adapting to climate change: Forest Day and Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day.
This will be a global platform to inform and engage world leaders, policymakers, scientists, donors, media, civil society, the private sector, indigenous and community groups, and climate negotiators on the role sustainable landscapes can play in providing food, shelter, income and ecosystem services and environmental goods. The objective is to develop the potential of the landscape approach to inform futureUNFCCC agreements and the achievement of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals. To this end, the forum is proposed to be organized along four main themes.

Saturday 16 November

  • 14:00-16:00: (Slot 1.3) Exploring governance strategies for integrated landscape management
  • 16:30-18:30: (Slot 2.5) Towards a sustainable landscape approach: New generation of integrated watershed management
  • 16:30-18:30: (Slot 2.10) Building climate resilience in mountains (IWM) programs for rural development, resilience and empowerment

Sunday 17 November 

  • 11:00-12:30: (Subplenary 4) Building Resilient landscapes for food security and sustainable livelihoods
    Keynote speaker: Maria Helena Semedo, Dpety Director General, FAO
  • 15:00-17:00: (Forum 8) Sustainable landscapes: Food security and adapting to climate change

18 November 2013

Possibility and challenges to develop safeguard information systems based on scientific approaches

12:30 - 13:30 | Japan Pavilion, National Stadium

An opportunity to present UN-REDD Programme's Safeguards Framework

20 November 2013

Mobilizing climate action for a sustainable and equitable future: role for the youth, civil society

13:15 - 14:45 | Room Torun, National Stadium

The event aims to help mobilize a concerted public awareness raising campaign for an ambitious international agreement on climate change. It will tap on the power of the youth, governments, women and other actors to ensure a comprehensive and gender-responsive climate change agreement and action.

Five years of the UN-REDD Programme: What can we learn for scaling up REDD+?

20:15 - 21:45 Room Wroclaw, National Stadium

On its Fifth Anniversary, the UN-REDD Programme will present the main results of its National Programmes, drawing on achievements and lessons learned during implementation to discuss the scaling up of REDD+ for the delivery of concrete social, economic and environmental benefits

Asia Forest Coalition “Asia Forest Coalition: the way forward for enhancing private-public partnership in sustainable forest management”

15:00 | IETA Side Event Room - National Stadium, Level 2/B02, East Side

This seminar will provide an overview of the causes and effects of deforestation in Asia, provide a global perspective to the issue, and introduce national-level forest restoration programs in selected Asian countries and highlights governance challenges they pose.

The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative

15:30 | European Pavilion- National Stadium

Presenting the status of implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative and its contribution to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.