by Vanessa Meadu
Over 400 people attended the Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 event on 3 December, with another 700 watching the live webcast and thousands more interacting via social media.
The Roundtable Sessions saw lively discussions about practical experiences and challenges, and produced recommendations that can be used to feed into the UNFCCC policy process. Visit the Roundtable Sessions web pages to read these recommendations. The Ideas Marketplace highlighted innovative work that is underway across a wide range of issues to ensure food and livelihood security in the face of climate change. Visit the Ideas Marketplace web pages to watch presentations on each idea and find out more.
In the final Summary of Outcomes, the event organisers highlighted “the urgent need for more foresight [due to the] critical impacts on food security, the environment and livelihoods of climate change. Yet, agriculture is significantly under-represented in the UNFCCC, with no dedicated work programme for agriculture as of yet.” By the end of COP18 meetings, negotiators had decided to postpone any discussions about agriculture to the next round of talks in June 2013. Throughout the event, participants and speakers expressed frustration with the lack of action under the UNFCCC with event participants making high profile statements in the New York Times and Reuters AlertNet.
Missed the event? Want to revisit sessions?
- Read blogs from the event
- Read news stories about ALL5-Day
- Watch videos of the plenaries
- See photos from the day
- Read summaries from the roundtables
- Revisit the Ideas Marketplace
Blog and media highlights
- Opinion: The Farming Forecast Calls for Change (New York Times) - December 12, 2012
- Fields on fire: making farming more sustainable in India – in pictures (Guardian) December 11, 2012
- What's so smart about climate smart agriculture? (CCAFS) December 11, 2012
- Greenhouse gas hotspots, boiling points, and thinking outside the…egg carton (CCAFS) December 11, 2012
- Encouraging farmers to adapt? Then communicate it right (CCAFS) December 11, 2012
- What is needed to take climate finance to scale? (CCAFS) December 11, 2012
- Dismay at agriculture impasse in UN climate talks (Reuters Alertnet) December 7, 2012
- Climate insurance only part of the risk-reduction puzzle (CCAFS) December 7, 2012
- Agriculture: A Climate Solution Still on the Sidelines (Huffington Post) December 5, 2012
- Hotter, Dryer -- Greener? Dryland Farming Confronts Climate Change (Huffingtonpost) December 5, 2012
- Are ‘Landscapes’ the new ‘Forests’? (RECOFTC) December 5, 2012
- Voice of Agriculture at ALL5 Day: “UNFCCC negotiators, do you hear us? No agriculture, no deal!” (Farming First) December 5, 2012
- A Voice for Agriculture (EcoAgriculture Partners) December 5, 2012
- The Shadow of Climate Change Reaches the Kitchen (Al Jazeera) 29 November, 2012
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Vanessa Meadu is Communications Manager at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)