The Bureau has given the secretariat the green light to make provisional arrangements for an additional sessional period in 2012 for work by:
• the Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA),
• the Ad hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP);
• and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).
These sessions will be held from Thursday 30 August through Wednesday 5 September at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), in Bangkok, Thailand.
Global leaders, practitioners, scientists, civil society and the private sector will demonstrate early action on climate-smart agriculture as a driver for green growth during a global conference will be held from in September 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change includes a High Level Meeting and will be co-organized by Vietnam and The Netherlands, in close collaboration with other partners, including the World Bank and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Side event at the Hunger for Action Conference: 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change. This session, coordinated by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will consider future policy options for the major transformative changes that need to happen in farming, landscapes and food systems to make climate-smart agriculture a sustainable reality for livelihoods and environment.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and le Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) have come together to organize a workshop that will promote knowledge sharing as an important tool for decision making for better climate change, agriculture and food security policies in West Africa.
This side event, held during the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) event, will focus on sharing research findings from the current CCAFS partnership engagement, for integrating agriculture and food security into climate change policies.
The time for the science seminar will be: 16:00 - 17:00 CET (Copenhagen, Rome, Paris). [Click here to convert time zone]
On 19 September, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is organizing an online Science Seminar, where Dr. Michael Carter, from University of California Davis, will be live streamed during a presentation on the limitations and promise of risk transfer innovations in developing countries. Dr. Carter will present case studies from East Africa, including index-based livestock insurance in Kenya, and interlinking credit and insurance in Ethiopia. He will also discuss the future research agenda for index insurance. After the presentation the audience will be given an opportunity to ask questions.
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The next Brussels Development Briefing will focus on ‘Climate change, agriculture and food security: proven approaches and new investments’ on 27 September at 8:30 AM CET.
Climate change – both natural and anthropogenic – will lead to significant global and local changes in the near future. Agriculture is contributing significantly to GHG emmissions, but will also be among the sectors most severely impacted by changes in climate patterns. Climate change will affect all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and The International Union of Conservation of Nature, Central and West Africa programme (IUCN-PACO) are organizing series of workshops on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) to strengthen the adaptive capacity of farmers and institutions to climate change in 4 out of 5 pilot countries.
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)