Climate Change

Bonn Climate Change Conference 4-15 June 2014 in Bonn, Germany

Informal Consultation

9 June 2014
Towards a Supplement on Agriculture to the NAPs Technical Guidelines

 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is preparing a supplement on Agriculture (agriculture, forestry and fisheries) to the NAPs technical guidelines.

The objectives of this supplement are to facilitate the consideration and integration of food security and agriculture concerns and perspectives into the NAP process. This will enable agriculture stakeholders to better identify and understand the issues at stake in a mid/long term perspective to empower them to participate efficiently in the process and will also provide elements for non-agriculture specialists to understand what are the issues at stake. 
At the occasion of the UNFCCC meeting in Bonn, FAO is inviting for an informal consultation on a preliminary draft. The objective of this consultation is to better understand the needs of the various actors and stakeholders involved in the NAPs process in the countries and to get feedback on the preliminary draft.

The consultation will be held on 9 June 2014, from 2-6 p.m., in the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Langer Grabenweg 68, Bonn, Germany.

FAO Side Events

5 June 2014

National Adaptation Plans: supporting the development and implementation of agricultural relevant components

13:15 - 14:45 Room: Wind

Presenters will include countries show casing existing initiatives and programmes. FAO, IFAD, UNDP and WFP will present current work and support mechanisms which countries can benefit from when developing and implementing their NAPs.

Speakers: Various countries FAO , IFAD, WFP and UNDP


  • Importance of the agricultural sector for the NAP process in Malawi. (Fred Kossam/Austin Tibu) 
  • The agricultural sectors in the National Adaptation processes in Vietnam. (Bui My Binh)
  • Importance of Agriculture for the NAP process. (Jan Verhagen)

Towards a transparent and reliable REDD+ MRV: the case of the NFI in Papua New Guinea

13:15 - 14:45 Room: Metro

The government of Papua New Guinea government with the support of the UN-REDD Programme and EU GCCA is conducting the first National Forest Inventory. The NFI is developed to support REDD+ activities and to be integrated with the national GHG Inventory. Full description of PNG forest activity data will be presented.

Climate-Smart Agriculture at work

18:30 - 20:00 Room: Rail 

What are we learning from the country-level design and implementation of Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA) projects and programmes? Which approaches have been validated, which theories of change have yet to be tested? What needs to be done differently?

Speakers: Ireland, FAO, IFAD and WFP

Blog post by CCAFS-CGIAR on the event "Climate-smart agriculture – from the meeting room to grandma’s farm"

6 June 2014

Connecting commodities to landscapes through public-private-civic partnerships

Room: Wind

There is a disconnect between commodities and landscapes in the sense that landscapes provide no direct benefits to business while providing many of the long-term services to sustain productivity. We will discuss reasons why some businesses do engage at landscape scales.

Speakers: ICRAF; EcoAgriculture Partners; CCAFS; business partners; FAO; DFID, WB