CCAFS at UN Climate Change Conference COP21

Venue: Paris, France
Date: Monday November 30 2015

An overview of CCAFS activities at and alongside the 21th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21) in Paris, France.

The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. CCAFS and partners are working to ensure that a new climate deal does not close the door on Agriculture. The list of activities will be frequently updated.

Overview of CCAFS activities:

2 December 2015, 15:00-16:30 (part of Farmers Day): Partnering to scale-up climate-smart agriculture in Africa: from policy to tangible impact

  • This session will explore innovative partnership approaches to achieve CSA.
  • Partners: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development (ForUM), Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), University of Copenhagen (KU), World Alliance of Young Men’s Christian Associations (YMCA), World Vision International (WVI)

2 December 2015, 18:30-20:00: Colombia tackles climate change: Forests, agriculture and land use in a national green growth vision

  • Colombia will present the advances in its Amazon Vision program, framed within the National REDD+ Strategy, its National Adaptation Plan and Low Carbon Development Strategy. The discussion will include linkages and challenges for the agricultural sector to achieve a national green growth vision.

4 December 2015, 18:00-19:30: Africa Pavilion side event  Taking forward the implementation of national climate-smart agriculture programmes in East Africa

  • This event will provide an opportunity to dialogue on the appropriate policy and financing mechanism to scale-up the adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices in defined farming systems in Africa. The event will build on experiences drawn from the program on “supporting preparation of country CSA programs in five countries in eastern and southern Africa”.
  • Partner: East African Community (EAC)

5 and 6 December 2015: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

6 December 2015, 09:00-13:15: GLF side event – From farmer’s fields to landscapes: Food security in a new climate regime?

  • Global Landscapes Forum side event will discuss ensuring food security under climate change through policies, integrated land use, new technologies and practices, and empowering women and youth.
  • Partner: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

7 December 2015, 13:15-14:45: Strategic climate change partnerships: opportunities and actions in developing countries

  • An interactive event to highlight the role of strategic partnerships and policies in implementing climate change actions. Participants will discuss Climate Change legislation; low emissions development; Climate Smart Agriculture; renewable energy resources; and SLEEK-land sector MRV system.
  • Partner: Government of Kenya, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MEWN)

10 December 2015, 11:30-13:00: Carbon sequestration and agriculture

  • Partners: Institute de recherche pour le développement (IRD), Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)

Further proposed events (dates TBC).

  • Africa Pavilion side event “Scaling up innovative approaches to climate-smart agriculture in Africa”: (TBC) proposed date 4 or 7 December.
  • Vietnam pavilion side event “Climate Change adaptation in Vietnam and South East Asia”: (TBC) 8 December