CCAFS @ COP25 | Raising ambition for climate action in Latin America through transformation of food systems

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Event Date and time

Venue

Room 4, IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

About the event

The current set of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) overwhelmingly prioritize agriculture as a sector for climate action (both adaptation and mitigation). These priorities are likely to be reflected in the second set of NDCs submitted ahead of COP26.

Chile, holding the Presidency for COP25, has highlighted the role of science in informing climate action, under the theme "time for action." This provides an excellent basis to showcase science-based solutions to enhance ambition for climate action in agriculture.

Objectives

Drawing on the latest scientific findings from the "Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate" initiative, the event aims to provide science-based solutions to catalyze a transformation across food systems in Latin America, thereby enabling countries to enhance their ambition for adaptation and mitigation.

Agenda

Time Description Details and speaker(s)
13:15–13:20

Welcome and introduction of speakers

Juan Lucas RestrepoDirector General, Bioversity International

13:20–13:30

Opening Keynote: Climate change impacts on Latin American Food Systems

Francisco Meza, Lead author of the SCRCL and WG2 AR6, Universidad de Chile 

13:30–13:40

Opening keynote: Food Transformation XI: Opportunities to transform Latin American Food Systems

Deissy Martínez BarónRegional Coordinator for Latin America, CCAFS

13:40–14:10

Panel discussion: Transforming food systems in Latin America

Moderator: Juan Lucas RestrepoDirector General, Bioversity International

Panelists:

Walter Oyhantcabal, UNFCCC Agriculture Negotiator, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Uruguay

Javier Aliaga, Climate Change Coordinator, Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC) 

Ana Cristina Quirós, Vice-minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica (TBC)

Margarita Astrálaga, Director, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division, IFAD (TBC)

14:10–14:35

Moderated Q&A with audience 

 
14:35–14:45

Final remarks and wrap up

Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Bioversity International

Partners 

Webcast

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

Resources

From the Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative: 


This event page provides details for one of the events that CCAFS will be co-hosting with partners during COP25 (2–13 December, 2019). To see other events that CCAFS is co-hosting or participating in, please click here.

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