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

  • Date
  • Location
    Courtyard by Marriott Hotel (TBC), Katowice, Poland

This opening event of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series will build on the outcomes of the Agriculture Advantage 1.0 event series at COP23 in 2017, which put forward a vision and action agenda for transforming agriculture under climate change. The event will showcase opportunities and emerging examples of transformative actions in food systems in response to climate change.

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  • Agriculture and mitigation
  • Investors
  • NGOs
  • Farmer organizations
  • Research organizations

Tentative program




Brian Thomson, Senior Communications and Advocacy Specialist, Environment and Climate Division, IFAD Welcome, objectives of the event series, outline of the session

10 mins

Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination, UNFCCC Opening remarks

10 mins

Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, Head of Global Policy Research, CCAFS Keynote presentation: Transforming food systems under a changing climate: From priorities to action

15 mins


10 mins

Panel discussion: Emerging opportunities for transformative actions

Moderator: Matthew Reddy, Director, CSA, WBCSD

40 mins

Graham Thiele, Director, RTB Next generation technologies to tackle climate challenges in agriculture
Olu Ajayi, Senior Program Coordinator, ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Enablers for food systems transformation
Godefroy Grosjean, Asia Climate Policy Hub Leader/Climate Policy Expert, CIAT Climate-Smart Agriculture: Identifying the best bets
Viridiana Alcantara Cervantes, Technical Advisor, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, Germany Transforming agriculture by recarbonizing the earth’s soil
Richard McNally, Global Coordinator, Climate Change, SNV Leveraging finance to create opportunities for scaled climate action

30 mins

Matthew Reddy, Director, CSA, WBCSD Closing remarks

10 mins

Registration is required for this 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.