CCAFS @ COP25 | Raising ambition for climate action: transformative actions for a food secure future

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Event Date and time

Venue

Room 5, IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

About the event

If we consider the growing evidence on increasing effects of climate change on food systems, the fact that small-scale farmers in the (sub)tropics face the worst impacts of climate change, and that food systems contribute, indirectly or directly, ~30% of global emissions, the compounding effect suggests a harrowing challenge.

This event will present and discuss four action areas for transforming food systems under climate change and introduce a new global initiative to scale these solutions to around 200 million small-scale farmers.

Objective

To present leading science-based solutions to transform food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to catalyze action-oriented partnerships to facilitate action at scale.

Agenda 

Time Description Details and speaker(s)
15:00–15:05

Opening remarks

Welcome by Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Bioversity International

Speakers: 

Ishmael Sunga, Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

Dhanush Dinesh, Global Policy Engagement Manager, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Rachael McDonnell, Strategic Program Director, Water, Climate Change and Resilience, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Janie Rioux, Senior Agriculture and Food Security Specialist, Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)

Jamison Ervin, Manager, Nature for Development Global Programme, UNDP ·

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

15:05–15:15

WHY transform food systems?

Key messages from the Panel of Experts for Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate

Ishmael Sunga, Chief Executive Officer, SACAU, will make the case for transforming food systems, drawing on the draft report of the Transforming Food Systems under a Changing Climate.

15:15–15:25

WHAT are the levers to transform food systems under climate change?

Dhanush Dinesh, Global Policy Engagement Manager, CCAFS, will outline the levers which can transform food systems.

15:25–15:55

Panel discussion: HOW can we catalyse action in these areas? Learning from champions

Moderator: Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Bioversity International

Panelists:

Rachael McDonnell, Strategic Program Director, Water, Climate Change and Resilience, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Janie RiouxAgriculture and Food Security Senior Specialist, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Angela Falconer, Associate Director, CPI (TBC)

Jamison Ervin, Manager, Nature for Development Global Programme, UNDP

15:55–16:15

Moderated Q&A with audience 

 
16:15–16:30

Introduction to the ‘Two Degree Initiative for Food and Agriculture’ and closing remarks

Bruce Campbell, Program Director, CCAFS, will wrap up the session by linking the ‘Two Degree Initiative for Food and Agriculture’ with raising ambition for climate action for a food secure future.

Partners

Webcast

If you missed the event you can view the webcast here.

Resources

From the Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative:


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