An overview of CCAFS activities at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco.
COP22 will take over the reins from COP21 during which important progress was made. It will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages.
Overview of CCAFS activities:
7 November 2016, 16:45-18:15, Mediterranean room (Blue zone): Improving MRV for agricultural emission reductions in the livestock sector
To accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement, we will facilitate a science-policy dialogue on measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) to detect mitigation impacts in livestock production systems. Country experiences will be shared to identify practical innovations for the collection and coordination of activity data and improved emission factors.
Organizers: CCAFS and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA).
Report back: Improving reporting for agricultural emission reductions in the livestock sector (CCAFS blog)
8 November 2016, 10:30-12:30, Blue zone: Adaptation au changement climatique de l’agriculture au Maghreb
Cet évènement offrira une visibilité internationale au projet "Adaptation de l’agriculture au changement climatique au Maghreb" (ACCAGRIMAG) et s’interessera aux bénéfices et défis de la mise en place de dispositifs de gestion du risque climatique en agriculture, avec un focus sur le lien entre adaptation et assurance.
9 November 2016, 15:00-16:30, Salle 7 (Green zone): Building women's resilience to climate change: Lessons from smallholder farmers
The side event will feature lessons learned after three years of Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) operation and present the recommendations generated on how to strengthen gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture adaptation programmes.
This event is part of Farmers' Day
Report back: Building African women's resilience for a changing climate (CCAFS blog)
9 November 2016, 14:30-16:00, EU Pavilion (Blue zone): Enhancing resilience of Southeast Asian agriculture to climate change
In the context of the ASEAN member states efforts to prioritize climate actions in the agriculture sector, this side event will highlight challenges related to climate change faced by South East Asian countries, and showcase actions at the regional and national level to respond to challenges.
9 November 2016, 18:30-20:00, Pacific room (Blue zone): Economic advantage of agriculture in NDCs
10 November 2016, 14:00-17:30, Japan Pavilion: International Agricultural Research Cooperation for Climate Change
This side event will provide an opportunity for all participants to follow the existing initiatives, in particular, GRA, GACSA, 4/1000 Initiative, and GSP in a concerted manner and will act as a “catalyst” for facilitating the development of these initiatives, further.
Organizer: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan
10 November 2016, 14:00-16:00, Thai Pavilion: Collaborations on agriculture climate insurance in Southeast Asia
Dr James Hansen, CCAFS Flagship leader on Climate-risk management, will give a presentation on Agricultural climate insurance as a tool to address climate change impacts.
11 November 2016, 14:00-16:00, Thai Pavilion: Common challenges, common solutions: Collective actions to enhance resilience of South East Asian agriculture
This side event will: (i) articulate regional and national priorities for climate action in the agricultural sector, (ii) showcase regional and national level actions to address priorities, including through South-South cooperation mechanisms, and (iii) develop partnerships with relevant organizations and networks to further scale out climate actions in the region.
Organizer: ASEAN Climate Resilience Network
12 November 2016, 15:00-16:30, Italian Pavilion (Blue zone): Investment opportunities for scaling up climate-smart agriculture
The side event will bring together leading experts from various sectors including international organizations, financial institutions as well as government and research to discuss investment opportunities for CSA in the future, building on lessons learned from current success stories.
Organizer: Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture
13 November 2016, 10:00-18:00, Palais des Congrès de Marrakech: Adaptation of African Agriculture
The conference will provide a platform for national governments, local practitioners, farmer organisations and civil society to present, reflect upon experiences, and share success stories and approaches to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in the agricultural systems. It will provide an opportunity to inform the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) initiative, which aims to transform agriculture in Africa.
Organizers: CCAFS, Government of Morocco, National Institute for of Agricultural Research (INRA-Morocco). Sponsoring partners: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Groupe Crédit Agricole du Maroc, CTA - Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU.
14 November 2016, 10:00-17:30, OCP Group Pavilion (Green zone): Food security and climate change: How to build sustainable and resilient food systems?
The first session of the conference will be moderated by Sonja Vermeulen, Head of Research at CCAFS.
Organizer: Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP)
14-16 November 2016, Bab Ighli (Blue zone): COP22 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference
The conference will convene the key players for delivering coordinated solutions to emissions reduction - cities, business, academics and government – as all stakeholders must work together to help solve the climate challenge.
16 November 2016, 14:30-15:45: Mitigation and climate-smart agriculture
This session is moderated by Sonja Vermeulen, Head of Research at CCAFS.
The session will discuss practical solutions for climate-smart agriculture as a response to challenges as diverse as deforestation, soil and nutrient management, food loss and waste, and the protection of smallholder farmers.
Organizers: Government of Morocco, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, ICLEI
15 November 2016, 10:00-11:30, Africa Pavilion (Blue zone): Youth engagement in climate-smart agriculture in Africa
The side event will discuss youth engagement in climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
Report back: From food to money in the pocket: Engaging African youth in climate-smart agriculture (CCAFS blog)
16 November 2016, Kenzi Club Agdal Medina, Marrakesh: Global Landscapes Forum
The 2016 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will be the leading platform for sustainable land use, alongside UNFCCC COP22, featuring more than 30 interactive sessions and exhibitions to present the latest science, launch new initiatives and pitch innovative ideas for climate action around sustainable land use.
16 November 2016, 11:00-12:30: Unexplored big wins for climate change through landscape restoration
The purpose of this session is to highlight undervalued approaches to mitigate impacts of climate change and then invite different perspectives as to how they can be scaled or more widely utilized.
17 November 2016, 08:30-18:00, Hotel Es Saadi: 4 per 1000
Lini Wollenberg, Low Emissions Agriculture Flagship Leader at CCAFS, will present at the plenary meeting.
17 November 2016, 09:00 - 10:30, Room Loukkos (Green Zone): Farmers of the future
A sustainable agricultural sector, with a sustainable production and consumption, requires young people engagement: it is time to start considering a youth-centered approach, giving youth the possibility to be agropreneurs. These and additional issues will be discussed during the side event that will feature the intervention from the different stakeholders working in the farming sector.
Organizers: World Farmers Organisation, CSA Youth Network Partners, IFA
17 November 2016, 14:15-15:45, Nordic Pavilion (Blue zone): Agriculture initiatives and COP22
The event will present interim results from a study assessing the most promising agriculture and climate change initiatives that could be further developed for climate action in the agriculture sector, and replicated in other regions of the world.
Organizer: Nordic Council
Report back: Partnering with the North for global agricultural progress (CCAFS blog)