Climate Change

UN Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany - 2011

On the opening day of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres briefs the media on expectations for the coming two weeks.

Side events with FAO participation

7 June 2011

18.15 – 19.45
Wind room, Ministry of Environment

Progress on Addressing REDD+ Safeguards (UN-REDD Programme side event)

This event will showcase how Ecuador and the UN-REDD Programme are progressing in implementation of and providing information on safeguards.

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08 June 2011

15:15 - 16:45
Tram room, Ministry of Transport

Actions needed to halt deforestation and promote climate-smart agriculture

Integrated action across Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and agriculture is necessary to achieve mitigation and food security outcomes. ‘Climate-smart’ agriculture that achieves the triple-win of food security, adaptation and mitigation will strengthen the impacts of REDD+; REDD+ must address the needs of smallholder farmers to avoid exacerbating poverty and local food insecurity. This session presents successful climate-smart agricultural practices and discusses innovative ways to combine incentives to agriculture with the strengthening of forest governance through REDD+.

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Presentations by

Eva Wollenberg, CGIAR-CCAFS Download presentation

Peter Holmgren, FAO Download presentation


18:15 - 19:45
Tram room, Ministry of Transport

Climate Services for Adaptation

This side event is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in partnership with Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the FAO and Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD). It will provide information on the "Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)" established by the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3). GFCS guides the development of climate services that link science-based climate predictions and information with climate-risk management and adaptation to climate variability and change throughout the world. 

10 June 2011

Wind room, Ministry of Environment

Climate-Smart Agriculture for Food Security

Tackling the food security problem in an era of climate change calls for transition to a new paradigm of climate-smart agriculture: addressing together the three challenges of climate change adaptation, mitigation and food security. Organized by the FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), this side event will look at key examples of concrete country needs and good practices in climate-smart agriculture with potential for up-scaling. 

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