Climate Change

The UN Climate Change Conference in Poznań, Poland 1-12 December 2008

FAO is participating in the UN Climate Change conference to be held from 1 to 12 December in Poznan, Poland. FAO will support countries and ensure that linkages between climate change and food security issues are taken into account during the negotiations of a post-2012 climate change agreement. 

Side events led by FAO

3 December 2008

Mitigation in agriculture and rural areas (with IFAD collaboration)

Fox room


    GTOS: Enhancing country preparedness for post-Kyoto monitoring and assessment (with GTOS partners)

    Monitoring REDD using the GOFC-GOLD Sourcebook: practical examples for data collection


    5 December 2008

    Strategic Framework for forests and climate change (with the Collaborative Partnership on Forests)

    White-tailed eagle room

    Side events co-sponsored by FAO

    5 December 2008

    UN Youth: growing together in a changing climate (led by UNFCCC in cooperation with FAO and others)

    EXTRA II room

    Moving ahead: practical risk-related adaptation UN/ISDR

    Fox Room 

    4 December 2008

    UN system response to support REDD (led  by the UN-REDD Programme (FAO/UNDP/UNEP), in cooperation with World Bank and UNFCCC)

    Adaptation experiences across sectors and scales (led by UNDP, in cooperation with FAO, IFAD and many others)



    10 December 2008

    Climate change and the risk of hunger: is the global food crisis a wake-up call for adaptation?  (led by WFP in cooperation with FAO and IFAD)

    Aesculapian snake room

    11 December 2008

    Bioenergy towards a low carbon future: meeting the challenges of sustainable development and climate change (led by Italy with the Global Bioenergy Partnership - GBEP Secretariat in FAO)

    Fox room

    Forest Day 2

    Parallel to the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan, CIFOR will lead the Forest Day 2 along with the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, including FAO

    During this day FAO will organize the event on: 

    • Adapting forest policies and institutions to meet climate change challenges: country experiences

    FAO will also co-sponsor a series of events of a crosscutting nature:

    • "The Second D"- Sustainable Forest Management Addressing Forest Degradation" 
      Led by ITTO, IUCN (GPFLR), FAO, CBD

    • Getting Ready for REDD: Capacity Building for REDD Strategy Planning and Monitoring in Three Countries
      Led by World Bank, UN-REDD Programme FAO/UNDP/UNEP

    • Carbon storage in Harvested Wood Products: Why bother?
      Led by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE

    Download the schedule of the side events here.