Climate Change

United Nations Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen 2009

FAO will support countries during the upcoming 15th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15) to be held from 7 to 18 December in Copenhagen, Denmark to ensure that linkages between climate change and food security issues are taken into account during the Conference. 

FAO side event at COP15

10 December

Climate change and food security: unifying commitment and action in land-based sectors

Bella centre, Victor Borg room

A side-event organized by FAO and the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. Climate change, food security, poverty - key challenges that intersect in land-based sectors - cannot be addressed in isolation from each other. The World Summit on Food Security and UNFCCC COP-15 provide opportunities to promote solutions that manage synergies and trade-offs for multiple benefits.
For a summary of the side event by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, click here
Read the coverage of the side event by ENB on the Side

  • Speech by the Danish Minister Eva Kjer Hansen
  • Speech by FAO Director-General Dr Jacques Diouf

Side events with FAO participation

12 December

Mountains of the world: Addressing climate change through sustainable mountain development

Room Liva Weel, Bella Centre

Understanding the impact of climate change on mountain regions of the world, raising awareness and political commitment, exploring the potential for adaptation and developing specific strategies, programmes and projects for enhanced understanding and adaptation.

15 December 2009

PaCFA side event - "Fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic systems in a changing climate

Bella Centre

FAO along with 19 international organizations is a member of PaCFA, a Global Partnership for Climate Change, Fisheries and Aquaculture for concerted action on fisheries, aquaculture and climate change. To read more about the partnership click here

16 December 2009

GBEP side event: "Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Bioenergy: a New Tool for Reporting and Comparing Lifecycle Analyses"

US Center - Hall C5, Bella Conference Center

Denmark/Norway/FAO/Indonesia side event: "Oceans and Climate Change"

Thematic days with FAO participation

12 December 2009

Agriculture and Rural Development Day

Roundtable 2 - Policies and institutions for resilient development in the face of climate change

For the complete agenda of the Roundtable and the programme of the day, visit their website

Relevant documents

  • Presentation on Arid lands and climate change presentation
  • Beyond Copenhagen: Agriculture and Forestry Are Part of the Solution - 14 December 2009 a joint statement

11- 14 December 2009

Development and Climate Days (D&C Days)

Koncerthuset (The Concert House)

Gender Equality Session 

Gender and Equality: presenting new research 

OrganizersWEDO/GGCA as part of the D&C focusing on Justice, Ethics and Humanitarian Issues.

13 December

Forestry Day III

Radisson BLU Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sub-plenary on forest degradation and restoration

Organizers: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Conservation Union (IUCN) and Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

Learning event on measuring and monitoring, baselines and leakage

What are the lessons learned from ongoing activities in testing methodologies, baseline settings and monitoring approaches? How do we bring the knowledge and full engagement of Indigenous Peoples and local communities into measuring, monitoring and reporting?

Co-hosts: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), ONF International (ONFI), UN-REDD programme, Ministry of the Environment of Norway

For more information on hours of events please visit the Forestry Day 3 website

14 December 2009

Copenhagen Oceans Day

European Environment Agency, Copenhagen

Read the brochure(waiting DocRep url)