Climate Change

UN Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany - 2013

Come and hear from FAO and partners about ways to increase productivity, adapt to climate change, build resilience, and reduce GHG emissions from agricultural sectors, including forestry and fisheries. Examples will cover different technologies, practices, planning, policies and investment options that are available for transforming landscapes and food systems.

The panel will focus on synergies between adaptation and mitigation at country level around the following questions:

  • What adaptation measures, with mitigation co-benefits, are being used to build a more resilient and lower emission agriculture for food security and development at different scales?
  • What are the barriers to adoption/scaling-up of the above measures at country level and how could they be overcome?
  • What enabling measures at the international level could support national action on synergistic agricultural adaptation and mitigation?

Fao Side event

4 June 2013

18:30 -20:00, followed by a light reception, Wind (MoE)

Chaired by: Xiangjun Yao, Director, Climate, Energy and Tenure Division, FAO

Overview of new FAO knowledge on adaptation and mitigation options

Alexandre Meybeck, Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change Expert, FAO

  • Presentation: Overview of new FAO knowledge on adaptation and mitigation options

Lucia Palombi, Natural Resources Officer, FAO

  • Presentation: Transforming landscapes and food systems. Options for strengthening food security under climate change

Synergies between adaptation and mitigation at country level: panel discussion + dialogue

Austin Tibu, Land Resources Conservation Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi

  • Presentation: Options for Adaptation and Mitigation in Malawi: Some Evidence 

Bui My Binh, Deputy-Head, International Cooperation Department (ICD), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam

  • Presentation: Climate-Smart Agriculture Project in Vietnam

Robert Jordan, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM); Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Director, Environment and Climate Division, IFAD; Wendy Mann, Senior Policy Advisor, EU-FAO Project on Climate-Smart Agriculture.

Other side events with FAO participation

4 June 2013

Current state of agriculture and mitigation: NAMAs, quantifying emissions and links to adaptation

18:30 - 20:00 Rail (MoT)

Progress in agricultural climate change mitigation requires a reframing whereby development and adaptation priorities drive mitigation options. New global assessments indicate the opportunities for linking mitigation to development agendas and the priorities for action.

ENBOTS coverage of the side event

8 June 2013

Learning for a post-2020 UNFCCC framework using national mitigation actions for peatlands as pilots

13:15-14:45 Wind (MoE)  

Drained peatlands cover 0.3% of the land, but produce 6% of the global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Current UNFCCC rules largely ignore these emissions. The side event will discuss how peatland emission mitigation actions can inform negotiations on addressing land use in the post-2020 framework.

9 June 2013

National Adaptation Plans (NAP) Expo: Launching of the NAP process in LDCs