CGIAR @ UNFCCC COP27

The UN Climate Change Conference 2022

  • Date
    06.11.22 > 18.11.22
  • Time
    12:00 am > 12:00 am (UTC-11:00) Midway
  • Location
    Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
  • Registration

The UNFCCC 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, November 7–18, 2022.

With deep national and regional partnerships and over half a century of impact as the world’s largest agricultural research and innovation network, CGIAR is a vital knowledge and science partner for climate action in food, land and water systems.

The Food & Agriculture Pavilion

This year, together with FAO and The Rockefeller Foundation, CGIAR will co-host the first ever pavilion dedicated to food and agriculture. Click below to learn more and see the schedule of events:

The COP27 Food and Agriculture Pavilion

Additional Events

Outside the Food and Agriculture Pavilion, CGIAR’s leadership, scientists and Initiatives will be engaged in a wide range of additional events and activities across COP27, including Official Side-Events and other pavilion events.

The International Water Management Institute, a CGIAR Center, is a Core Partner of the Water Pavilion for a second consecutive year. The pavilion will mobilize more than 30 different global organizations, institutions, governments, and companies committed to raising awareness of the role of water for climate. IWMI will co-lead two Thematic Days at the pavilion: Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Cities for Improved Livelihoods on 10 November, and Climate Smart Agriculture for Food Security, Adaptation, Sustainability on 11 November.

Below, find a list of events (not including those in the Food & Agriculture Pavilion) in which CGIAR is participating by date.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

This list will be continually updated. All times are Egypt Standard Time (EGY) and all locations are in the Blue Zone unless otherwise noted.

Key: Official Side-Event Pavilion Event Other Event

Events will be added as they are confirmed. Please check back soon.

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

12:00–13:00 Pavilion of the Americas Environmental Sustainability of Food Systems, Global Food Security and Trade: A Global South Perspective
In the middle of the food price crisis demonstrating the need to increase production around the world in a sustainable way, the need for a multilateral solution is more urgent than ever. It can be achieved only through promoting dialogue and building consensus among the traditional and emerging actors in global food markets.
  • David Laborde, IFPRI
19:30–22:00 Rangoli restaurant, Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Putting Food on the COP27 Menu
The Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) is the only agenda item focusing on agriculture and food under the UNFCCC. It represents a critical opportunity to drive the transformation of agricultural and food systems in the context of tackling climate change. This event is organized in order to maintain momentum around the KJWA and support discussions among Parties on the future of agriculture in the UNFCCC.
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

11:30 (GMT) TBC UN4NAPs: A one-UN approach to advance adaptation
UN4NAPs is a UN-wide rapid technical backstopping initiative for National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), launched in 2021 by the UNFCCC secretariat, in response to mandates for engaging international organizations in support of climate change adaptation, and the CGIAR is a partner. Watch the official livestream here.
  • Caroline Mwongera, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
15:30-17:00 Water Pavilion Sustainable livestock across regions and production systems
This session will feature diverse perspectives from multiple regions and production systems, each working toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability and supporting progress toward global goals.
  • Laura Cramer, ILRI
18:30–20:00 Akhenaten Room Can Science and Technologies Alone Build Climate Resilience In Africa And The Middle East?
Science-based approaches and technology for climate resilience already exist in Africa and the Middle East. But are they enough? Audience and speakers at this event discuss the missing elements needed for climate-resilient food systems, including enabling policies and financial incentives.
  • Aly Abousabaa, CGIAR Regional Director for Central and West Asia and North Africa
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, Climate Resilience Initiative Lead and AICCRA Director

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

All Day Water Pavilion Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Cities for Improved Livelihoods Day
This thematic day at the Water Pavilion is being co-led by IWMI. Visit the pavilion website to see the full schedule of events for the day.
  • IWMI
12:00–13:00 Food Systems Pavilion Visualizing Transformative Adaptation for Resilient Food Systems
This session showcases three transformative adaptation visions in a “Pecha Kucha” style presentation (storytelling through images). These visions will show us what science tells us about transformative adaptation and the specific actions that can be taken to accelerate a global food systems transformation.
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

All Day Water Pavilion Climate Smart Agriculture for Food Security, Adaptation, Sustainability Day
This thematic day at the Water Pavilion is being co-led by IWMI. Visit the pavilion website to see the full schedule of events for the day.
  • IWMI
11:30–13:00 Khufu Room Reaching Women Farmers with Climate Resilience Strategies in Africa and Asia
Women and girls hold the key to strengthen climate resilience. The event explores gender responsive approaches and solutions to growing climate resilience in complex situations of vulnerability and food insecurity, fragility and conflict.
  • GENDER Impact Area Platform
11:30–13:00 GEF-GCF Pavilion What Will it Take to Achieve Long-Term Agricultural Resilience for the Planet?
This panel discussion brings together senior representation from the GEF, Global Resilience Partnership, Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, CGIAR and national governments to explore vision, strategies, challenges and gaps to achieve long-term resilient agricultural development in the developing world. The panelists will identify areas that are missing from their collective efforts.
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
13:15–14:45 Tutankhamun Room Sustainable Livestock Production for Adaptation, Mitigation and Food Security
Climate discussions often focus on the negative aspects of intensive livestock production. Science shows that sustainable livestock can bring adaptation, mitigation and economic growth benefits. This event will provide evidence on the critical role that livestock play in addressing climate-related shocks.
  • Laura Cramer, ILRI
13:15-14:45 Thebes Room Climate-resilient Food Systems and Peace: Exploring the Interconnections
The interconnection between climate change, food insecurity and conflict can be seen in a variety of contexts across the globe. Acknowledging this relationship is key to developing effective multi-sectoral initiatives that contribute to building resilient, food secure and peaceful societies. While there is increased awareness of this interconnection, there is space for much greater integrated action.
  • Martin Kropff, OneCGIAR
14:00–15:45 Food Systems Pavilion Repurposing Agricultural Subsidies to Support Sustainable Food Systems
This session, co-hosted by the Just Rural Transition, IFPRI, and the Food System Economics Commission, focuses on opportunities to repurpose policies and public support for agriculture to incentivize and accelerate a transition to more sustainable and equitable food systems. It will highlight the perspectives of key stakeholders including farmers organizations.
  • David Laborde, IFPRI
16:30-17:30 Tutankhamun Room Progress towards pathways to Dairy Net Zero
In 2021, the global dairy sector launched ‘Pathways to Dairy Net Zero’ to accelerate climate action. Experts will discuss how the dairy sector can reduce GHG emissions while continuing to deliver high-quality nutrition to 6 billion people and support the livelihoods of one billion people around the world.
  • Todd Crane, ILRI
16:30–17:30 Water Pavilion Building Climate-Resilient Agrifood Systems
This session will explore climate resilience at the intersection of water and food.
  • Claudia Ringler, IFPRI
17:00–18:00 Online Fast Tracking Climate Solutions From CGIAR Genebank Collections
This Initiative is expanding CGIAR’s and other organizations’ crop improvement research through public-private partnerships, and is key to developing new crop varieties adapted to the stresses of climate change, including disruptions caused by drought, heat and flooding. Register here.
  • Bram Govaerts, CIMMYT
  • Sarah Hearne, CIMMYT
17:00–18:00 Americas Pavilion
Climate Change Vulnerability Analysis of the Agricultural Sector in Central America and the Dominican RepublicThis event seeks to socialize the vulnerability analysis of the agricultural sector for the SICA region, focusing on crops such as coffee, beans, and rice. The event will also present the role of climate services to reduce vulnerability to climate change and how climate can be a risk multiplier in the Central American Dry Corridor.
  • Andrea Castellanos, CGIAR Initiative AgriLAC Resiliente and The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
18:30–20:00 Thutmose Room The African Imperatives of Resilient Water-Energy-Food Systems Under a Changing Climate
Water, energy, and food systems are tightly interconnected. They are faced with pressures of varying natures and levels of urgency which need to be better understood, especially as nations work toward achieving the UN 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

9:00–10:00 Francophonie Pavilion Addressing Gender in Climate Information Production and Communication in West Africa: Are we on Track?
The objective of this event is to raise awareness of the importance of gender in climate services and in identifying relevant approaches for better gender inclusion in this area. Click here for more details.
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
  • Robert Zougmore, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
09:00-10:10 Americas Pavilion Promoting Climate Knowledge: Local Technical Agroclimatic Committees
The event seeks to socialize the results of a study about the implementation of the Local Technical Agroclimatic committees (MTA in Spanish) in the SICA region, showing how this approach has contributed to the empowerment of farmers, technicians, extensionists, and other actors in the region to make better-informed decisions in the face of a changing climate.
  • Jesús Quintana, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
10:30-11:00 Colombia pavilion Lauch of CSICAP – GCF project: Climate-smart initiatives for climate change adaptation and sustainability in prioritized agricultural production systems in Colombia
This event presents the CSICAP project, which is the Colombian government’s major commitment to mitigate and adapt to climate change in the agricultural sector.
  • Juan Lucas Restrepo, OneCGIAR-and The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT.
11:45-13:00 Resilience Hub How to improve productive realities and scale? The need for digital decision support for smallholder farms and beyond
Digital tools and data insights have great potential to transform agricultural productive realities. Nevertheless, there are manyfold challenges to creating inclusive solutions to increase the resilience for food systems. This event will create a round view on the many aspects of scaling digital solutions and how they can improve the resilience for food systems
  • Andrea Castellanos, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
14:30-15:30 GCA Pavilion Scaling Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Livestock Systems in Africa
This policy dialogue, based on the recently released ‘State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2022’, will focus on opportunities to share and disseminate evidence-based solutions towards policy and programming choices to address livestock and agriculture issues around climate change, highlighting priorities for adaptation investment and scaling.
  • Todd Crane, ILRI
14:30-15:30 IDFC Pavilion Evento Visibilicemos al Campo: Iniciativas Climáticamente Inteligentes para la Adaptación y Sostenibilidad en el sector Agropecuario
Highlight the current initiatives, projects and programs in the agricultural sector of Latin America that are aiming at increasing resilience against the impacts of climate change, at the same time that reduce GHG emissions and to debate the sustainability of these efforts.
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
16:45–18:15 Hatshepsut Room IPCC AR6 Water Security Conclusions and Launch of the Expanded Water Tracker for National Climate Plans
At COP27 we will launch a new global partnership supporting the implementation of water-resilient NDCs & NAPs. We will provide an overview of climate risks to water security, including drought, floods, and human vulnerability and demonstrate how the Water Tracker tool addresses these systemic issues.
  • Vidhisha Samarasekara, IWMI
17:30–19:00 Benelux/EIB Pavilion Agricultural Transition in Asian Deltas: An Interactive Dialogue
Organized by the CGIAR Initiative on Asian Mega-Deltas and WUR’s “Food Security and Valuing Water” Program, this side-event aims to identify the crucial components and needed actions of promising agricultural transition pathways in Asian deltas and to highlight their synergies and trade-offs.
  • Bjoern Ole Sander, IRRI
  • Shakuntala Thilsted, WorldFish
18:30–19:15 Food System Pavilion Breaking Down Barriers for an Agriculture Breakthrough: Putting the Breakthrough Report Recommendations Into Action
The session will highlight the Agriculture Breakthrough recommendations on R&D investment priorities, climate finance, policy action and other public sector-led interventions in the agriculture sector, and for the metrics and indicators needed so we can track progress globally on the adoption of climate-resilient, sustainable forms of agriculture.

  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

11:30–13:00 Osiris Room How to Bridge the Climate Finance Gap and Support Smallholders in Food Systems Transformation
Current financing for climate action in food systems is insufficient for the transformation required. This session will focus on the role of climate finance in assisting producers, especially smallholders, and how to engage them in transitioning to low-carbon agriculture while improving livelihoods.
  • IRRI
11:30-13:00 ECOWAS -BOAD Pavillion Bridging Climate Policy Gaps to access Climate Finance in the WAEMU region
Climate finance can help West African Economic and Monetary Union countries cope with climate disruption risks. This event will present climate adaptation policy and finance gaps, and through a panel of experts identify strategies to address those gaps and share best practices, tools, and knowledge to access climate finance.
  • Abdrahmane Wane, ILRI
11:50-12:50 Water Pavillion NEXUS Solutions for Climate-Resilient Water, Energy, Food and Environment Security: Lessons Learned From the Ground
This event will feature experiences and examples of water-energy-food-environment nexus planning and implementation in different countries. It advocates for a cross-sectoral, coordinated effort that brings together a holistic management of natural resources with stakeholder needs and innovations, while enabling financial and political support opportunities.
  • Claudia Ringler, IFPRI
15:00–16:30 Akhenaten Room Accelerating Climate Adaptation in Agriculture – A Youth Perspective
A multistakeholder dialogue addressing the biggest challenges African youth smallholder farmers are facing in adapting to climate change. Global leaders and young African agripreneurs exchange on innovative and just solutions in their local communities. Click here for details.
  • Essam Mohammed, CGIAR Acting Senior Director of Aquatic Food Systems
18:00-19:00 Indigenous Peoples Pavilion Mobile pastoralism for climate change mitigation, ecosystem restoration and resilient food systems
This session will focus on sustainable pastoralism and the multiple roles that pastoralists play in climate change mitigation, ecosystem restoration and resilient food systems. It will fill critical knowledge gaps about policies and rights that are key to sustaining the resilience of this centuries-old yet still relevant form of livelihood.
  • Todd Crane, ILRI

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

09:00-10:00 Americas Pavilion Inter-institutional advances in the agricultural sector in the face of the challenges of climate change in the SICA region – Regional Challenges and Solutions
To showcase the growth of institutional collaboration and coordination in the SICA region, as well as the use of climate-smart agricultural practices that support local populations’ food security, protection of ecosystem services, and resilience to climate change. (Spanish)
  • Andrea Castellanos, AgriLAC
10:00-11:15  IICA Pavilion Unintended consequences and win-win

This event will highlight actions that need to be taken to address the unintended consequences of
climate change mitigation and adaptation and showcase the range of win-win solutions that exist.
  • Todd Crane, ILRI
10:00-11:15  WHO Pavilion Intersection of methane and health
The goal of this panel is to raise awareness of the intersection between methane mitigation strategies and public health, to elevate health considerations in prioritizing methane mitigation strategies and to identify opportunities to accelerate action.
  • Todd Crane, ILRI
12:00 (GMT) Resilience Hub Local, Indigenous Knowledge and Innovative Technologies – A Contradiction?
Food cultivation processes are often part of indigenous knowledge that has been developed across generations. Similarly, technological innovation in food systems is also a result of interactive knowledge exchange. Improved access to appropriate technology can be a strong vehicle for delivering development outcomes to smallholder communities, but adoption of technology can be uneven and slow.
  • Claudia Ringler, IFPRI

15:00–16:30 UNDP Pavilion Enhancing Food and Water Security in the Arab States: Challenges and Opportunities
This event brings together leading global and regional institutions to the discuss the role of food and water security in the Arab region. Panelists will highlight the role of food and water nexus agenda in Arab States by addressing questions linked to scaling up innovative and collaborative efforts and the importance of water and food security in the region.
  • Grazia Pacillo, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Events will be added as they are confirmed. Please check back soon.

10:30-11:30 Africa Pavilion Just transitions and livestock systems in Africa
This event will explore what a “Just transition for livestock” entails in Africa, looking at the trade-offs, opportunities and synergies between climate security, social justice, food security and livelihoods. Case studies will be shared that demonstrate how this is already playing out on the ground.
  • Todd Crane, ILRI
  • Michael Victor, ILRI

 

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