CCAFS at UN Climate Change Conference COP23

An overview of CCAFS activities at and alongside the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

CCAFS and partners are hosting a series of side events at COP23 for setting an agenda for transforming agricultural development in the face of climate change. Read more: Agriculture advantage: the case for climate action in agriculture.

List of CCAFS-related events at COP23:

Agriculture advantage opening event: A framework for agricultural development under climate change

7 November 2017, 14:00-16:00 (The Crop Trust venue)

This opening event for the Agriculture advantage side event series aims to contribute to shifting agricultural development from business as usual.


Agriculture advantage side event: The Land and Water Advantage: Is sustainable land and water management compatible with small-scale farming under climate change?

8 November 2017, 13:15-14:45 (Meeting room 9, Bonn zone)

This event wil​l present solutions to climate change adaptation in agriculture, focusing on water and land.


Enhancing farmers’ institutional capacity to gain effectiveness in a changing climate

8 November 2017, 11:30-13:00 (Meeting room 9, Bonn zone)

Farmers’ networks allow exchange of information best practices, challenges and solutions and provide farmers, youth and women, with capacity to tackle climate change. Cases on farmers’ initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change and measurement of progress will be shown. Meryl Richards, CCAFS Science Officer at Low Emissions Development Flagship will give a presentation at the side event.

The side event is organized by the World Farmers' Organisation (WFO) and the International Fertilizer Association (IFA).


Agriculture advantage side event: The Low Emissions Advantage: Climate-contingent finance: Emerging instruments for mitigation in agriculture

9 November 2017, 11:30-13:00 (Meeting room 10, Bonn zone)

This side event will present business cases to demonstrate different emerging instruments for climate-contingent finance in agriculture and identify needs for evidence and action to support them.


Youth Engagement in Climate-Smart Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges

9 November 2017, 11:30-13:00 (Meeting room 2, Bonn zone)

This side event will showcase the collective action of a global youth network (CSAYN) and partners to make the links between climate change and agriculture more clear. Catherine Mungai, CCAFS Partnership and policy specialist at CCAFS East Africa will present examples of youth engagement in Climate-Smart Villages in East Africa.

This event is organized by the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN).


Agriculture advantage side event: The Policy Advantage: The Science-Policy Interface in action through a global CSA initiative: what are the lessons learned?

10 November 2017, 14:00-16:00 (The Crop Trust venue)

This side event aims to highlight key reflections that can be drawn from this large scale experiment of engagements in 30 countries globally for promoting CSA in policies and investments.


Agriculture advantage side event: The Breeding Advantage: Tapping into genetic diversity for food security in a 4 degrees warmer world

13 November 2017, 10:00-12:00 (The Crop Trust venue)

This event aims to explore the role of genetic resources in climate change adaptation, specifically identifying the current state of play, capturing best practices, and developing a research and action agenda on the role of genetic resources in securing global food security in a a 4°C warmer world.


Agriculture advantage side event: The Business Advantage: Scaling up private sector climate actions in agriculture

13 November 2017, 15:00-16:30 (Meeting room 4, Bonn zone)

This event will share experiences of private sector climate actions in agriculture and identify lessons for scaling up such efforts.


Agriculture advantage side event: Closing event: Agriculture Advantage: The case for climate action in agriculture

14 November 2017, 13:00-17:00 (DIE venue)

Based on previous sessions which articulate the different dimensions of climate actions in agriculture, this event will call on countries, international organizations and businesses to take cognizance of the advantage offered by climate investments in agriculture, and urge stakeholders to come together for the transformation required within the sector.


More information to follow soon.

For more information, visit the official COP23 website.