Climate Change

United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 20 - Lima, Peru

Climate change is already affecting food security and the livelihoods of the most vulnerable. Overcoming climate change is key to food security and sustainable development.

Climate change directly impacts food security as well as the underlying natural resources base, especially in fragile ecosystems. World leaders need to take definite action to minimize the threat of climate change to food security and integrate food security considerations into their climate change responses.

FAO will support countries during the upcoming 20th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20) to be held from 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Perú to ensure that linkages between climate change and food security issues are taken into account during the Conference.


3 December 2014

Creating a climate for health, nutrition, gender equity and inter-generational Climate Justice

This event will provide a forum to explore a climate justice approach on food security and climate SMART agriculture, nutrition, health and gender equity and to develop recommendations on how the Int'l community, governments, UN and social movements can bring these issues into climate negotiations

18:30 - 20:00 Pentagonito - Sipan Room

4 December 2014

How does Article 6 contribute to the design and implementation of the 2015 climate change agreement?

A universal agreement that considers adaptation and mitigation can lead to a global path of climate resilience. This event will highlight the need for all countries to raise awareness, educate and encourage participation of citizens from early age.

11:30-13:00 Pentagonito - Sipan Room

Strengthening climate adaptation and preparedness for El Niño and its impacts

El Niño affects climates worldwide, particularly in the tropics and sub-tropical zones. The briefing will review predictability science of El Niño, related climate services and national strategies and local interventions for risk management and adaptation with special attention to food security.

13:15-14:45 Pentagonito – Machu-Pichu Room

5 December 2014 

Sustainable production and consumption systems: Efficiency, reducing losses and drivers of change

Side event reviews how climate change can be addressed through the creation of sustainable production and consumption systems. Examples will showcase impacts of creating positive drivers, reducing wastage and losses and generating green employment.

13:15-14:45 Pentagonito – Machu-Pichu Room

8 December 2014

Achieving food security and agriculture sustainability under a changing climate 

In light of the recently released fifth assessment of IPCC the side event will explore approaches and success stories on addressing the challenges of climate change especially by low-income countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.Speakers: Co-leading: FAO, IFAD, WFP Contributing/ other partners: UNCCD, UN-ECA, UN-ECLAC, Government of Peru, other Government representatives (tbc)

13:15-14:45 Pentagonito - Sipan Room

Enabling Climate Change - Conscious Behaviours through Education and Training

This event will feature how the UN is making a difference through education and raising awareness. It will present examples of climate conscious behaviours from children, youth and professionals, followed by discussion.
Speakers: Co-leading: UNEP, UNITAR Contributing/ other partners: UNICEF, UNESCO, YOUNGO, IFAD, FAO

15:00-16:30 Pentagonito – Machu-Pichu Room

Looking forward: REDD+ post 2015

Heads of FAO, UNDP and UNEP join with leaders of CSOs and REDD+ nations to reflect on the UN-REDD Programme’s first five years and the SG’s Climate Summit, and to look forward at delivery of REDD+ in the 2016-2020 period – including the post 2015 role of multilaterals and the UN-REDD Programme.

13:15-14:15 Pentagonito – Sipan Room

8 December 2014

UN High-level Side Event at COP 20

The objective of the UN High-level side event at COP 20 is to show how the UN System, through the increasingly coordinated work of its specialized agencies, funds and programmes, supports Governments, economic sectors, civil society and communities in taking climate action FAO will present its work in supporting countries to improve the status of food security in vulnerable areas through strengthening climate change resilience and adapting capacity of agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.

18:30-20:00 Pentagonito – Machu-Pichu Room

10 December 2014

Education and communication as cornerstones for effective climate action

Organised by the UN Alliance on CCETPA (Article 6), this side event will showcase how education and communication are at the core of climate change solutions and how young people play a key  role in advancing knowledge on effective mitigation and adaptation actions.

13:15-14:45 Pentagonito - Machu-Pichu Room

11 December 2014

Mountains and water - from understanding to action

To mark International Mountain Day (11 Dec), this event will raise awareness of the role, challenges and opportunities of mountains as the water towers of the world, and will articulate discussions on sustainable mountain ecosystem and water management with current reflections of the UNFCCC parties.

13:15-14:45 Pentagonito - Sipan Room

Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Human Mobility: Voices from the Climate Frontlines

Discussion on how climate-related adaptation strategies and resilience measures should be featured in countries’ policies to avoid and reduce the risks of climate-related displacement, with a special focus on the protection and empowerment of women, children and the most vulnerable populations.

13:15-14:45     Pentagonito – Paracas Room