Most drivers of deforestation lie outside the forest and must be properly addressed in order to be effective. Agricultural intensification, either by separating the two domains or by creating polycultural landscapes are two ways to reduce pressures on forests. Bruce Campbell, director of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will be presenting alongside CGIAR and other partners.
Tackling the food security problem in an era of climate change calls for the transition to a new paradigm of climate-smart agriculture: addressing together the three challenges of climate change adaptation, mitigation and food security. This side event will look at key examples of concrete country needs and good practices in climate-smart agriculture with potential for up-scaling.
This workshop brings together about 70 people drawn from the CGIAR, global environmental change research community and regional partners. Inspired by some high-level presentations on topics at the interface of climate change, agriculture and food security
Please join us for the preview-paper release and discussion of the report "Addressing Agriculture in Climate Change Negotiations: A Scoping Report." This is an independent, objective analysis, intended to inform the international climate negotiations and other processes in the area of agriculture and climate change. The report focuses on the following topics: agricultural production and food security; early action; trade; finance, technology and capacity building; and performance and benefits measurement.
The American Red Cross, together with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) will launch the third issue of the Climate and Society publications series, A Better Climate for Disaster Risk Management at the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington D.C. A reception will follow after the event.
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)