Climate Change

The forty-fourth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44) as well as the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1) will take place from 16 to 26 May 2016, in Bonn, Germany.

FAO has an important role to play in supporting countries to ensure that the links between food security and climate change are better reflected in international climate frameworks. To this end, FAO has developed a series of submissions on topics such as  identification of adaptation measures and agricultural practices and technologies which provide multiple benefits.

Take a look at the events below in which FAO will be participating, further details to follow:

Events with FAO participation

18-19 May 2016

4th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment

This regular forum gives Parties and other stakeholders a chance to share  experiences and exchange ideas regarding the implementation of article 6 of the Convention. Article 6 stipulates the promotion of education, training and public awareness on climate change.

The 4th Dialogue will be organized in two sessions which will include presentations on good practices and lessons learned followed by working-group discussions.

15:00 - 18:00 World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany

19 May 2016

Putting Paris Agreement into practice: the changing climate finance landscape for agriculture

The Paris Agreement commits developed countries to set a new collective financing goal of at least 100 billion US dollars per year from 2020. What does this mean for smallholder farmers on the frontline of climate impacts in the developing world? Climate finance for farmers the new frontier. Speakers will include IFAD, FAO, WFP, GCF, GEF.

18:30 - 20:00 Bonn I/II 

25 May 2016

Agricultural Action for Food Security Post-COP21

The side event will focus on how to enhance action in agriculture with a view to more effectively adapting to climate change and ensuring food security. The side event will focus on linking the NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) process and climate finance to large-scale adaptation action at country level. Speakers will include FAO; representatives of the German Ministry of Agriculture (BMEL); a representative from IFAD; and representatives of developing countries who will be invited to share their experiences and outline their concrete needs for support. 

18:30 – 20:00 Bonn I/II