COP23 side event: Scaling up private sector climate actions in agriculture

Event Date and time

Venue

Meeting room 4, Bonn zone

Private sector-led climate actions are key to helping countries achieve goals set out in their NDCs. This event shared experiences of private sector climate actions in agriculture and identified lessons for scaling up such efforts.

Agenda:

15:00 - 15:02

Welcome, side event objectives, introduction to speakers

Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)

15:02 - 15:12 Opening remarks

H.E. Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica

15:12 - 15:20 Presentation on scaling up private sector climate actions in agriculture Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
15:20 - 15:50 Panel discussion on the role of the private sector to achieve the NDC goals

Moderator: Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)

Panelists:

Margarita Astralaga, Director, Environment and Climate Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Diane Holdorf, Chief Sustainability Officer, Kellogg Company

Fhumulani Mashau, Projects Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

Walter Oyhantcabal, Director of Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Uruguay

Matthew Reddy, Director for CSA, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

15:50 - 16:10

Moderated Q&A with the audience

16:10 - 16:20 Final remarks from Panelists  

16:20 - 16:30

Final remarks and wrap-up

Bruce Campbell, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


This event is part of the Agriculture advantage: the case for climate action in agriculture, an initiative and collaboration effort between different organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP23.

View the full list of CCAFS events at COP23 in Bonn.