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Climate and Agriculture at COP24: Depressing or Exhilarating?

Walking the hallways of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) venue in Katowice, Poland seems the perfect analogy for the negotiations. Most people walk slowly, oblivious of anyone or ...

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CGIAR at COP24

At COP24, CGIAR will showcase how its research is increasing resilience and mitigating risk of climate change across five transformative areas. CGIAR is also harnessing innovations to deliver impact at scale by 2030, and with its partners, deliver urgently needed climate change adaptation and mitigation options for farmers and other resource users. Climate change and climate shocks put the most vulnerable

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Transforming food systems under a changing climate: From priorities to action

event. You can register for the event here.  This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Closing session: Stepping up food systems transformation under a changing climate

event. You can register for the event here.  This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Food systems finance advantage: Leveraging finance to create opportunities for scaled climate action

Quality, Netherlands  Final remarks and wrap up 8 mins This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Soils advantage: Transforming agriculture by recarbonizing the Earth’s soil

– Low Emissions Development, CCAFS Closing remarks 10 mins This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | CSA investment advantage: Climate-smart agriculture - identifying the best bets

Cooperation (CTA) Final remarks and wrap ups 10 mins This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Policy advantage: Enablers for food systems transformation

for Primary Industries, New Zealand Closing remarks 10 mins This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Technology advantage: Next generation technologies to tackle climate challenges in agriculture

climate change impacts on food security 10 mins This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.

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Gender equality vital part of forest-based climate action, says CIFOR scientist at COP24

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CGIAR at COP24

excited about which will deliver impact by 2030 https www cgiar org messages cgiars science leaders at COP24 cgiar will showcase how its research is increasing resilience and mitigating risk of climate change across these

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0: An event series at COP24

realizing the vision for transformation. The event series will link multiple side events held during the 2 weeks of COP24 into a single theme, “Agriculture Advantage 2.0: Transforming food systems under a changing climate”, with the effect of a day-long conference, spread out over multiple days. Objectives The aim of the event series will be to step up

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CSA Investment Advantage: Identifying best-bets

speakers and participants at the CSA Investment Advantage event, part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, discussed practical and cutting-edge techniques for prioritizing CSA practices and technologies for investment. Case studies from three countries were discussed, and a new report launched at the event by the World Bank, International Center for Tropical

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After slow progress on climate action for agriculture in Bonn, what's needed?

and the second focused on ways to improve the gender balance in national delegations. A way forward Delegates convening for COP24 this December in Katowice, Poland, will need to actively support a transformation in agriculture if they intend to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to less than 2°C. “Change is inevitable but transformation is by

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Food Systems Finance Advantage: enabling scaled climate action

processes. At the Food Systems Finance Advantage event, part of the larger Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, public and private industry leaders in the agriculture, forestry and land-use finance space gathered to discuss financial pathways to transform global food systems. Moderated by Alberto Millan, Senior Climate Finance Specialist for the CGIAR Research Program

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Technology advantage: Is technology the silver bullet?

in pests and diseases. The Technology Advantage event, part of the larger Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, explored opportunities to tap into next generation technologies to rise to the challenge of transforming food systems under climate change. Opened by Hon. Winifred Masiko, Member of the African Gender Network (AGN) and Uganda Gender and

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Policy Advantage: Enabling a food systems transformation

“Nothing will change if nothing changes, and any change that does not include a change in policies will just be temporary.” Vitumbiko Chinoko, Advocacy and Partnership Coordinator, Climate Change, Food and Nutrition Security, CARE International The idea that policy change is necessary for a lasting transformation of food systems under climate change was the foundation of the second event of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, The Policy Advantage: Enabling a food systems transformation. This policy change will need to go beyond agriculture alone, covering issues such as land rights, dietary guidelines and market regulations. In line with this, connecting actors from diverse backgrounds will be necessary for developing robust policies and incentives across relevant sectors that can enable a transformation of food systems. Thus the event brought together participants from a diverse set of backgrounds, with presentations and discussions on topics spanning South African policy change, water management using renewable energy, agricultural policy making inside the UNFCC, and the perspective of farmers on the necessary policy changes. Linking agriculture and adaptation planning Panellist Julia Wolf (Natural Resources Officer, Climate Change Adaptation, FAO) connected the policy discussion to the UN negotiations currently taking place at the COP, national actions on climate change and adaptation planning. FAO and UNDP have jointly started a program to integrate agriculture into national adaptation plans, wherein FAO focuses on the agriculture side and UNDP on the governance side of adaptation. In order to achieve this integration, policy makers need to think about the policy nexus around each specific challenge. For instance, in an FAO project in Uruguay, the inclusion of gender aspects in a reporting questionnaire helped the project to understand the needs of important local beneficiaries: women-headed rural farming households. Julia Wolf speaking about negotiations on agriculture inside the UNFCCC. Photo: Ratih Septivita (CCAFS) A glimpse of the South African narrative South Africa provides a concrete example of the need to integrate agriculture into policy. Highly dependent on agriculture, any type of policy planning in South Africa needs to be done with agriculture in mind. And as climate change will impact every sector, there are a few things that keynote speaker that Vitumbiko Chinoko of CARE Climate Change suggested need to be done differently. Firstly, the mandate around agriculture in South Africa still focuses on increasing production and resilience. Emissions reductions are not yet high on the agenda. Secondly, while discussions about food shortages are plentiful, dialogue on food waste is lacking. But as 40% of food is wasted, the region experiences avoidable economic losses and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thirdly, both NGOs and public policy have focused on production for its own sake. There is a need to shift towards producing with value in mind. Co-benefits of policy change at local level The policy advantage is also clear in the case of a project in northern India, where groundwater tables are dropping and GHG emissions are generated from groundwater extraction due to subsidies for extraction projects that were developed with the objective of ensuring food security. While it is crucial to maintain a secure supply of food, the trade-offs between groundwater extraction, energy use, food security and climate change create a “wicked” problem. In response to this challenge, IWMI co-developed the Solar Power as a ‘Remunerative Crop’ (SPaRC) project, panellist Alan Nicol of IWMI explained. The project aims to transforms farmers from consumers of energy to producers of energy through the use of on-farm solar panels for irrigation, creating a power win-win. As the farmers gain independence from the grid they also generate additional economic value—experience shows they can sell 75% of the energy they produce back to the grid. Now the project is looking to expand this successful model to Africa. Such experiences show that policies not only need to create enabling environments focusing for sustainable resource use, but can also foster economic incentives, guiding markets in a climate-friendly and resilience-building direction. Seeing the transformation from key stakeholders’ perspectives Farmers are an undeniably important part of the policy picture. As the most vulnerable group when it comes to the impacts of climate change, they are key beneficiaries of policy change; as the producers of food, they are also implementers of change. “With climate solutions it is crucial that farmers take ownership.” Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation Theo De Jager (World Farmers’ Organization) explains that this was the impetus behind the launch that same day of the The Climakers: Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda. The initiative aims to develop a climate change agenda driven by farmers and spur formation of the partnerships that are needed to transform the agriculture sector. “Yesterday at the opening event for the event series I was asked whether I think we are really ready to start working towards this challenge. We have laid out a 6-part action plan, but  nothing will happen if farmers are not empowered.” Ana Maria Loboguerrero, Head of Global Policy Research, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Una May Gordon (Government of Jamaica), moderator for the session, pointed out that another important stakeholder group was missing from the conversation: women. “Including gender in our approaches to addressing climate change in food systems must be a deliberate action.” Una May Gordon, Principal Director, Climate Change, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Jamaica From international to national to local and stakeholder-specific, the different perspectives presented at the Policy Advantage event paint a picture of the need for policy change and a way forward that will ensure environmental sustainability and equity. Read more: Website: The Climakers: Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda CCAFS briefing: A 6-part action plan to transform food systems under climate change, available in 2 formats: Exposure story with animated graphics | downloadable Info Note CCAFS journal article: Structural change as a key component for agricultural non-CO2 mitigation efforts CCAFS journal article: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture without compromising food security?

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“Evaluation must be done”

Scientists attending the U.N. Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland, discussed potential solutions to slow global warming and stay below targets laid out in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Since 2005, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) has been part of the negotiations, given the

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Connecting the dots: Stepping up food systems transformation under a changing climate

At the closing session of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, keynote speakers and representatives from the events in the series joined together to discuss stepping up action to drive a transformation within global food systems. Modera...

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Barking up the same trees: Water and forests 'cannot be separated' in East Africa's Rift Valley

Management Plan (SCMP) Violet Atieno/CIFOR Related: Gender equality vital part of forest-based climate action, says CIFOR scientist at COP24 Working toward a better wood fuel energy sector in Africa Ethiopia’s new forestry law: A win for landscapes and livelihoods?

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Peatlands: An appetite to re-wet?

have been drained for agriculture, commercial forestry and fuel. See the rest of the story at forestsnews.org Related: COP24: Abordar la igualdad de género es vital para la acción climática basada en los bosques Karbon biru mendorong Indonesia mencapai target Paris Blue carbon focus could sail Indonesia through Paris targets

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Blue carbon focus could sail Indonesia through Paris targets

next U.N. climate talks will be known as the “blue COP,” said a top mangroves expert at the COP24 conference venue in Katowice, Poland, where thousands of delegates from around the world are trying to forge an agreement over how best to tackle global warming. Daniel Murdiyarso, blue carbon champion and  principal scientist with the

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Soils Advantage: Scaling up action on soil carbon

deserves greater attention. At the Soils Advantage event, part of the larger Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, approaches to enabling implementation at scale were discussed by scientists, the private sector, farmers and policymakers. Moderated by Viridiana Alcantara Cervantes, Technical Advisor for the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food in Germany, the event

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Making smallholder farmers more secure: ICRISAT’s contribution to climate research

from around the globe debate the impacts of climate change and discuss sustainable solutions to mitigating them at COP24, we take a look at just a few of ICRISAT’s recent initiatives that helped alleviate some challenges from changing climate worldwide, especially in the drylands Read more

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Strengthening forest governance is vital for growth of Southeast Asia’s forests

of the story at forestsnews.org Related: Gender equality vital part of forest-based climate action, says CIFOR scientist at COP24 De la viande de brousse pour aujourd’hui et demain De l’engagement à l’action pour lutter contre le changement climatique en Afrique centrale

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Transforming food systems under a changing climate: building consensus on action

Zealan Ministry for Primary Industries speaking at the opening event of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24. Photo: Barbara Ogrodniczak "Transformational change... is a complex challenge, a wicked challenge. It calls for a systems thinking approach.” Victoria Hatton, Senior Policy Analyst, International Policy Division, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand During the opening event for the

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5 questions on forests in climate change

Halfway between COP23 and COP24, the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference is being held in Germany from 30 April–10 May, checking the pulse on Paris Agreement commitments and ongoing global research efforts. How much do you know about forests’ role in climate change issues? Take a quick quiz on Forests News to find out.

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