CGIAR at COP24

Transforming the global food system under a changing climate

CGIAR is working towards a world free of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, and is the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network. CGIAR research targets the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, and will contribute significantly to improvements in health, climate change and sustainability.

To solve the complex challenges facing the world’s food system, CGIAR partners with governments, national research institutes, civil society and the private sector on five global transformations: nutrition, environmental, information, genetic, and social and economic.

Watch more videos from CGIAR scientists working on climate, gender, nutrition, big data and hear about the research they are most 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 five transformative areas. CGIAR is also harnessing innovations in these areas 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 people at risk: heat, drought, flood and unpredictable growing seasons affect farmers and production systems. CGIAR will highlight how its unique assets catalyze change and create a better food system with new knowledge, tools, practices and policies.

Read about how CGIAR is delivering impact and delivering results in the CGIAR 2017 Performance Report and learn about:

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CGIAR Side Events

Below is a snapshot of side events which CGIAR Research Centers, Programs and Platforms are participating in. For the latest information on the side event schedule, including times and locations of all events please visit the COP24 website.

Tuesday, 04 Dec
15:00—16:30
Science and policy must come together to successfully implement counties’ NDCs (IFPRI)
The successful implementation of the NDCs relies on countries’ capacity to negotiate between long-term objectives and the short-term needs. This session will use experiences in Latin America to explore the information and the type of interactions needed to make sustainable plans 
Wednesday, 05 Dec
15:00—16:30
Landscape Restoration for climate objectives, synergies and trade-offs across SDGs (ICRAF and Bioversity International)
Degradation of agricultural and forest landscapes is a major concern worldwide. Restoration can deliver climate change and multiple other SDG benefits. This event explores and discusses opportunities for scaling up productive landscapes restoration, synergies and trade-offs for climate goals.
Wednesday, 05 Dec
16:45—18:15
Climate Smart Agriculture: Identifying the best bets (IWMI)
Positive climate outcomes from the agriculture sector require the identification of climate-smart, context specific and investment-ready, opportunities for farmers, investors and policy makers. This event will present cutting edge approaches that have proven successful in over 30+ countries. 
Thursday, 06 Dec
18:30—20:00
What has REDD+ achieved? Empirical evidence for transformational change (CIFOR)
Empirical evidence on the performance of REDD+ and other forestry interventions is critically needed. CIFOR, GCF-IEU and partners will present research results from a global impact evaluation of subnational REDD+ initiatives, an evidence gap map on forestry interventions, and REDD+ policy analysis. 
Thursday, 06 Dec
18:30—20:00
Next generation technologies to tackle climate challenges in agriculture (CIP)
We will discuss promising technologies: advances in crop breeding for resilience to climate change, pest and disease management; and transformative technologies for food security. Also identify priorities to further develop agricultural knowledge and innovation systems linked to an investment case. 
Sunday, 9 Dec
All day
Climate Action in the Landscape
The Climate Action in the Landscape GLF will be second thematic forum to specifically focus on climate change and the interactive solutions that can be found within sustainable landscapes. The event will feature 4 sessions held throughout half a day at COP24 in Katowice and will align with the Five Pillars of the GLF: Livelihoods, Rights, Restoration, Finance, and Measuring Progress.
Monday, 10 Dec
18:30—20:00
Food systems finance: Leveraging finance to create opportunities for scaled climate action (CCAFS)
Join leaders in public and private climate finance to accelerate the transition towards low-carbon and resilient global food systems. 
Tuesday, 11 Dec
18:30—20:00
Soils advantage: Transforming agriculture by recarbonizing the earth’s soil (CIAT, CCAFS)
Investment to put carbon back into soil help increase agricultural productivity and contribute to climate change mitigation. Will soil be the silver bullet to meet food security and climate change goals? We will present latest scientific evidence and discuss business cases on soil carbon enhancement 

Related material from CGIAR Research Centers, Programs and Platforms

When food systems meet sustainability – Current narratives and implications for actions
A4NH
Food Systems for Healthier Diets in Ethiopia
Toward a Research Agenda
A4NH
Food system policy baseline assessment
Report from Vietnam
A4NH
2017 A4NH Annual Report
A4NH
Mapping abiotic stresses of rice
AfricaRice
Breakthrough in lowland rice breeding targeting submergence tolerance
AfricaRice
Out-scaling Smart-valleys to boost rice productivity
AfricaRice
Rice production becoming more resilient to climate change
AfricaRice
Submission from the CGIAR System Organization, International Centre for Tropical
Agriculture and the World Bank, in response to Decision 4/CP.23.
CCAFS
Transformation in Practice: A Review of Empirical Cases of Transformational Adaptation in Agriculture Under Climate Change
CCAFS
Feeding the world in a changing climate: an adaptation roadmap for agriculture
CCAFS
A 6-part action plan to transform food systems under climate change
CCAFS
Global Sequestration Potential of Increased Organic Carbon in Cropland Soils CIAT/WLEImpacts of International Wheat Improvement Research : 1994-2014
CIMMYT
Developing and deploying climate-resilient maize varieties in the developing world
CIMMYT
How climate-smart is conservation agriculture (CA)? – its potential to deliver on adaptation, mitigation and productivity on smallholder farms in southern Africa
CIMMYT
When the going gets tough: Performance of stress tolerant maize during the 2015/16 (El Niño) and 2016/17 (La Niña) season in southern Africa
CIMMYT
The wheat and nutrition series : a compilation of studies on wheat and health
CIMMYT
In pictures: Six agricultural innovations combating climate changeSIX AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE
Performance Report 2017: Transforming the Global Food System
CGIAR System Organization
2017 International Potato Center Annual Report
CIP
Landscape dynamics, productivity and resilience
FTA
CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Program Overview
FTA
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
FTA
Tree genetic resources
FTA
Promising Agroforestry Tree Species in India
ICRAF
SDG synergy between agriculture and forestry in the food, energy, water and income nexus: reinventing agroforestry?
ICRAF
Mountain Futures: Inspiration and Innovation from the World’s Highlands
ICRAF
Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report
ICRAF
How to design climate-smart agricultural policies
ICRISAT
Towards climate-smart agricultural policies and investments in Telangana
ICRISAT
A Framework to Identify Suitable On-Farm Approaches to Combat Climate Change
ICRISAT
Coping with Climate Change
ICRISAT
Coping with climate change
IRRI
Reducing emissions from agriculture to meet the 2 °C target
IRRI
Climate-based suitability assessment for alternate wetting and drying water management in the Philippines: a novel approach for mapping methane mitigation potential in rice production
IRRI
Greenhouse gas footprint of diversifying rice cropping systems: Impacts of water regime and organic amendments
IRRI
Reducing vulnerability among smallholder farmers through index-based flood insurance in India: equity matters IWMI/WLEEthiopia Solar Business Models IWMI/WLE
Developing pathways to climate resilience through the sustainable management of water, land and ecosystems IWMI/WLECGIAR Research Program on Livestock Leaflet
LIVESTOCK
Climate resilience through sweetpotato CReSP
RTB
Roots, Tubers and Bananas: Planning and research for climate resilience
RTB
2017 CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas Annual Report
RTB
Building resilience through sustainable groundwater use WLE/IWMI
Critical reflections from fostering adaptive community-based, co-management in Solomon Islands’ small-scale fisheries
WorldFish
2017 WorldFish Annual Report
WorldFish
Postharvest fish losses and unequal gender relations: drivers of the social-ecological trap in the Barotse Floodplain fishery, Zambia
WorldFish
Measuring nutritional quality of agricultural production systems: Application to fish production
WorldFish

 

Photo by G. Smith/CIAT.

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