CCAFS @ Climate Week NYC | Building a Resilient Future: Transforming food systems under a changing climate

  • Date
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    Classroom 2, New School University Center, 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA

During the day-long Building a Resilient Future event, CCAFS will co-host a side event: “Transforming food systems under a changing climate: from priorities to action.” 

About the Building a Resilient Future event

To achieve a just climate transition for all, we need a fundamental shift towards resilience-based approaches that promote risk management and diversity in all its forms, seek nonlinear transformational change, and support local actors to transform their own futures in the face of change.

The purpose of the event is to create a participatory, innovative, inclusive and diverse space for stakeholders to share the actions and commitments they are making to achieve a transformative, resilient future. The day is aimed at complementing actions at the UN Climate Action Summit, and is organized around the major themes expected to feature at the Summit. 

During the event, CCAFS will co-lead one of the seven thematic sessions that will run throughout the day, on building resilient food and agriculture systems. For details on the session, click here.

In addition, CCAFS will host a side event during the day, “Transforming food systems under a changing climate: from priorities to action.” Details are below.

About the side event

If we are to achieve the SDGs related to poverty, climate change and food and nutrition security, the agricultural development community  will have to work collectively with the world’s 700 million small-scale farmers by 2030 to transform the way food is produced, processed and consumed. Never before have we faced such ambitious goals.

The Transforming Food Systems under Climate Change Initiative is a global effort involving over 100 organizations to change the way we produce and consume food to meet the SDGs. The initiative proposes science-based actions that can transform food systems, and identifies champions from business, civil society and Governments to lead implementation. 

  • Outline key opportunities for transforming food systems under a changing climate.

  • Identify champions to lead transformative actions across key areas of opportunity.

Expected outcomes
  • An action agenda to implement transformative actions, together with key champions identified to lead action in different contexts.

Side-event agenda

Description Speaker/Panellist Time
Welcome and introduction to the Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodríguez, Head of Global Policy Research, CCAFS (Chair) 12:30–12:40
Action Area 1: Farmers who flourish: four actions for adaptation
Presentation of key opportunities Christina Chan, Director, Climate Resilience Practice, World Resources Institute 12:40–12:50
Group discussion and identification of champions to lead action 12:50–13:05
Action Area 2: Putting the world back on the 2-degree path: four actions for mitigation
Presentation of key opportunities Lini Wollenberg, Flagship Leader – Low Emissions Development, CCAFS 13:05–13:15
Group discussion and identification of champions to lead action 13:15–13:30
Action Area 3: Getting to scale: three facilitating actions
Presentation of key opportunities Margarita Astralaga, Director, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development 13:30–13:40
Group discussion and identification of champions to lead action 13:40–13:55
Closing remarks Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodríguez 13:55–14:00


Partners participating in this event:

  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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This event page provides details for one of the four events that CCAFS will be participating in with partners during the Climate Week NYC (22–29 September, 2019). To see other events that CCAFS is co-hosting or participating in, please click here.