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.
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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:
- Gender working groups were launched and strengthened across CGIAR on several specialist areas including Gender, Agriculture and Climate Change
- New technology puts farmers in charge of Climate Smart Agriculture in Colombia and Honduras. This ground- breaking science on climate-informed advisories and big data was recognised with the UNFCCC Momentum for Change award in 2017.
- Agriculture was put on the climate agenda at COP23.
- New monitoring system to assess gender dimensions of Climate Smart Agriculture was piloted in Climate Smart Villages.
- Gender Equity Index for Climate Smart Agriculture was piloted in India .
- A ‘happy’ solution for clean air and Climate Smart Agriculture was implemented in India.
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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|
15:15 – 16:45
|Transforming food systems under a changing climate: from priorities to action (CCAFS, CIAT, RTB)|
|Tuesday, 04 Dec|
|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|
|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|
|The Policy Advantage: Enablers for food systems transformation (CCAFS, IWMI)|
|Wednesday, 05 Dec|
|Climate Smart Agriculture: Identifying the best bets (CCAFS, CIAT, IWMI, WLE)|
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|
|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|
|Next generation technologies to tackle climate challenges in agriculture (CCAFS, CIP, RTB, ICARDA)|
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|
|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|
|The Food systems finance advantage: 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|
|Soils advantage: Transforming agriculture by recarbonizing the earth’s soil (CCAFS, CIAT, WLE)|
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
|Wednesday 12 Dec|
14:00 – 18:00
|Stepping up food systems transformation under a changing climate – CCAFS AgAdvantage Series: Closing Session (CCAFS, WorldFish)|
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Photo by G. Smith/CIAT.
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