In preparation for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, CCAFS is co-leading a thematic session during the Building a Resilient Future day, a Climate Week NYC event hosted by the Global Resilience Partnership.
During the day-long Building a Resilient Future event, CCAFS will co-lead one of the seven thematic sessions running throughout the day: "Building resilient food and agriculture systems."
About the Building a Resilient Future event
Registration for this event is required via Eventbrite.
To achieve a just climate transition for all, we need a fundamental shift towards resilience-based approaches that promote risk management and diversity in all its forms, seek nonlinear transformational change, and support local actors to transform their own futures in the face of change.
The purpose of the event is to create a participatory, innovative, inclusive and diverse space for stakeholders to share the actions and commitments they are making to achieve a transformative, resilient future. The day is aimed at complementing actions at the UN Climate Action Summit, and is organized around the major themes expected to feature at the Summit.
During the event, CCAFS will co-lead one of the seven thematic sessions that will run throughout the day, on building resilient food and agriculture systems. Details on the session can be found below.
In addition, CCAFS will host a side event during the day, "Transforming food systems under a changing climate: from priorities to action." For details on the side event, please click here.
About the thematic session
Registered participants can download the Whova event app for updates and networking.
This thematic session will focus on highlighting concrete and scalable actions in agriculture and other food-related sectors—across the entire value chain, from production to consumption—that will help to make these systems more resilient in the face of climate change. The session will synthesize the critical, priority actions needed to build a resilient food system for an uncertain future. It will also include announcements of new initiatives and partnerships.
Welcome and introduction
Laurie Goering, Climate Editor, Reuters (Moderator)
Gerda Verburg, Coordinator, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement
Elizabeth Mwiyeria, Kenya Country Manager, ViAgroforestry
Power pitches (4 min)
Power pitches (4 min)
Four closing speakers and summary of key messages
Co-hosts and partners
CCAFS is co-leading this session together with:
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Global Resilience Partnership
- Stockholm Resilience Center
This event is co-organized by:
- World Food Programme (WFP)
- Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
- Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)
- UK Department of International Development (DFID)
- Vi Agroforestry
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This event will be livestreamed. To view the livestream please click here.
This event page provides details for one of the four events that CCAFS will be participating in with partners during Climate Week NYC (22–29 September, 2019). To see other events that CCAFS is co-hosting or participating in, please click here.