Climate Change

UN Climate Change Negotiations at Bonn 2015

Negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are nearing an important milestone with the post-2020 global climate agreement scheduled to be concluded in Paris in December 2015.

FAO is currently an observer to UNFCCC and provides technical advice to member countries. FAO has an important role to play in the negotiations under the Convention, where ensuring food production is not threatened is a primary objective.

Take a look at the events where FAO will be participating in during the UN Climate Change negotiations at Bonn from 1-12 June, 2015.

Events with FAO participation

1  June 2015

NAMA Partnership for enhanced support to developing countries

FAO, as a member of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Partnership, will present along with other members its support to developing countries in designing NAMA as well as in measuring, reporting and verifying their impact.

FAO Tools to Support the Measuring, Reporting and Verification of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture

13:15 - 14:15 Bonn I (45), Conference venue, Bonn

3 June 2015

SBSTA workshop

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the UNFCCC held a Workshop on the assessment of risk and vulnerability of agricultural systems to different climate change scenarios at regional, national and local levels, including and not limited to pests and disease. FAO whose participation in the workshop was requested by countries presented their submission on the topic at the workshop.

15:00-18:00 Conference venue, Bonn

4 June 2015

How to address climate change risks and opportunities in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) to ensure food security

In this side-event, FAO in collaboration with the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), WFP and UNDP will explore key issues for decision makers to address climate risks on food security and demonstrate insights into the organizations’ efforts to support the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process.

UNDP - Introducing National Adaptation Plan (NAPs) and current stand on country support
FAO - Addressing risk and vulnerability of agricultural systems in the NAPs
WFP - Climate induced disaster, Disaster risk management and impacts on food security, and livelihoods
MCII - How Can Insurance Solutions Support Countries in Creating NAPs?

18:30-20:00 Bonn III (72), Conference venue, Bonn

6 June 2015

Adaptation Knowledge Day

This half-day event will allow a number of officials from the climate arena to focus on the adaptation to the effects of climate change. FAO will be presenting on how technical support to the agriculture sectors and knowledge sharing can be strengthened as part of the global agreement on climate change and what works and what doesn’t when it comes to adaptation practices.

8:45 - 14:30 Derag Living Hotel, Adenauer Allee 148, Bonn

9 June 2015

Climate-Smart Agriculture Advantage: better returns for smallholder farmers

The UN Rome-based agencies FAO, IFAD and WFP together with the World Farmers’ Organization will present their experiences in working with farmers in developing countries to enhance adoption of climate-smart agriculture.

18:30 – 20:00 Berlin (112), Conference venue, Bonn

Country Support for Water Security and Agriculture NAPs and Climate Finance

In this side event, FAO, UNDP and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) highlight innovative approaches and support mechanisms at country level. Case studies will provide insights on how to enhance climate finance readiness through NAP preparation, capacity building and investment preparation for water security and agriculture.


15:00 - 16:30 Bonn III (72), Conference venue, Bonn