Bonn Climate Change Conference (SBSTA)

The SBSTA and SBI work together on cross-cutting issues that touch on both their areas of expertise. Photo: ICRAF
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Event Date and time

Venue

World Conference Center Bonn

The 42nd sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will take place between 1 and 11 June 2015.

This year's SBSTA represents important progress in getting substantive discussions of agriculture on the agenda in UNFCCC: issues related to agriculture will be discussed in two dedicated workshops. In the lead-up to SBSTA, parties and observers were invited to submit their views by to the UNFCCC Secretariat on: 1) Development of early warning systems and contingency plans in relation to extreme weather events and its effects such as desertification, drought, floods, landslides, storm surge, soil erosion, and saline water intrusion; and 2) Assessment of risk and vulnerability of agricultural systems to different climate change scenarios at regional, national and local levels, including but not limited to pests and diseases. These submissions will be discussed at a set of workshops starting this year, which aim to provide information for consideration by Parties as they prepare for implementation of the 2015 agreement.  

Access: A Guide to Negotiations on Agriculture and Climate Change

Workshops related to agriculture:

2 June 2015, 15:00-18:00

Workshop on the development of early warning systems and contingency plans in relation to extreme weather events and its effects such as desertification, drought, floods, landslides, storm surge, soil erosion, and saline water intrusion

3 June 2015, 15:00-18:00

Workshop on the assessment of risk and vulnerability of agricultural systems to different climate change scenarios at regional, national and local levels, including but not limited to pests and diseases

Official side events with CCAFS and partners: 

5 June 2015, 18:30-20:00

Science-policy-livelihood progress through livestock-related NAMAs in Costa Rica, Kenya and Mongolia

6 June 2015, 13:15-14:45

Filling the Evidence Gap: Linking Agricultural and Climate Change Science and Policy in Africa

For more information visit the SBSTA website


To follow progress on agriculture at SBSTA June 2015 please have a look at our blog series, and follow @cgiarclimate on twitter.