Side-event: Lessons learnt from scaling-up actions on food security, adaptation and mitigation

Event Date and Time

Thursday, November 29, 2012 (All day)

Venue

Qatar National Convention Centre: Room 4

Can we achieve food security while reducing the impact of the food system on climate change? On Thursday 29 November the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will organize the side-event “Lessons learnt from scaling-up actions on food security, adaptation and mitigation”.

Can we achieve food security while reducing the impact of the food system on climate change? On Thursday 29 November the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will organize the side-event “Lessons learnt from scaling-up actions on food security, adaptation and mitigation”.

There is an urgent need to scale up interventions in the agriculture and food security sectors that tackle adaptation and mitigation. The challenge has been bringing these activities to scale. The side event will take the opportunity to present, and critically discuss, large-scale agricultural successes from the field that have sustainably increased productivity; created resilience; reduced greenhouse gas emissions or increased carbon stocks; and enhanced achievement of national food security and development goals.

Refreshments will be served!

Programme

Introductory remarks by the chair

Patrick Verkooijen, Special Representative for Climate Change, World Bank

Synthesis of key lessons

James Kinyangi, East Africa Regional Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Ethiopian Productive Safety Net Programme

Catherine Zanev, Policy Officer, Climate Change, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Office, World Food Programme

Australia's Carbon Farming Initiative

Rob Sturgiss, Assistant Secretary, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Government of Australia

India's Integrated Agrometerological Advisory Services

 

Kalpana Venkatasubramanian, Consultant, CCAFS

 

Q&A discussion with the panel and questions from the audience

Facilitated by the Chair

Download the background document: The large-scale implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions in the agriculture and food sector

Download side event flyer below.

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