Side Event: Actions needed to halt deforestation and promote climate-smart agriculture

Event Date and Time

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 (All day)

Venue

Ministry of Transport: Room TRAM.

Integrated action across REDD+ and agriculture is necessary to achieve mitigation and food security goals. ‘Climate-smart’ agriculture that achieves the triple-win of food security, adaptation and mitigation can strengthen the impacts of REDD+.

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Integrated action across Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and agriculture is necessary to achieve mitigation and food security outcomes. ‘Climate-smart’ agriculture that achieves the triple-win of food security, adaptation and mitigation will strengthen the impacts of REDD+; REDD+ must address the needs of smallholder farmers to avoid exacerbating poverty and local food insecurity. This session presents successful climate-smart agricultural practices and discusses innovative ways to combine incentives to agriculture with the strengthening of forest governance through REDD+. An official side event to the UNFCCC 34th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

Speakers:

Eva Wollenberg and Bruce Campbell - CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Peter Holmgren, Director, Environment, Climate Change and Bioenergy Division Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Frances Seymour, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

Joachim von Braun - Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

George Wamukoya - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Convened by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

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