• Date
    05.06.23 > 15.06.23
  • Time
    12:00 am > 12:00 am UTC-11:00
  • Location
    World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB), Bonn, Germany

The Climate Change Conference of UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (UNFCCC SB58), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will meet in Bonn between 5 and 15 June.

CGIAR will lead a delegation to UNFCCC SB58 to advocate that food systems are too important and too fragile to ignore in the international discourse on climate change. Focussing on the key areas of finance, the global stocktake, the global goal for adaptation and loss and damage, CGIAR will lead a number of side events. Without attention and much more investment in food systems transformation global goals on mitigation will be missed and adaptation undermined.

CGIAR side events
Date Time/Location Information
6 June 11:45—13:00
Berlin Room
Towards net zero food systems: Low emission development strategies for food security and growth
This side event aims to contribute to the global stocktake (GST) discussions, by exploring how factors such as governance, economics and sociocultural norms affect food systems transformation and how low emission development strategies can help achieve food security and economic growth. Livestream More
7 June 10:15—11:30
Berlin Room
Reaching the most vulnerable: Climate action in fragile and conflict affected contexts
With fragility an emerging theme for COP28, this event considers how climate action can reach vulnerable communities facing multiple sources of risk. It will advance partnerships and integrated approaches to build adaptative capacity and address loss and damage in fragile/conflict-affected contexts. Livestream
8 June 14:45—16:00
Berlin Room
Linking local to global: Intersectionality as a driver for an inclusive loss and damage fund
Loss and damage response strategies are blind to the realities of urban poor, indigenous people, LGBTQIA+, young women who suffer the brunt of multiple intersecting crises. Using examples, we will foreground the need for an intersectional Loss and Damage Fund. Livestream.
9 June 16:15—17:30
Bonn Room
Attribution and assessment of loss and damage in agri-food systems in the Global South
Speakers: Friederike Otto, Imperial College, London; Saleemul Haq, ICCCAD; Harjeet Singh, CAN; Animesh Kumar, UNDRR; Giriraj Amarnath, IWMI/CGIAR; Aditi Mukherji, CGIAR

Investigating the nexus between extreme events and climate change is key for loss and damage quantification. The session will discuss how the latest advances in climate science and existing knowledge on farmers exposure and vulnerability in the global South can inform the Loss and Damage Fund agenda. Livestream
12 June 15:15—16:30 Kaminzimmer Room From decisions to action: Accelerating implementation of climate action on agriculture
This session aims to present views and opportunities to accelerate implementation of the Sharm el-Sheikh Joint Work on climate action on agriculture and food security, launched at COP27 as a successor of  the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) , and identify concrete steps to move from formal commitments to tangible climate action. Livestream More
14 June 14:45—16:00
Berlin Room
Global review and assessment on multi-level national adaptation planning for system transformation
This side event presents the preliminary results of a global review and assessment of developing countries’ national adaptation plans (NAPs) based on the NAP quality assessment framework, introduces a clmimate smart governance dashboard for NAP implementation and will feed into the global stocktake (GST) to empower communities and build resilience. Livestream
Additional events with CGIAR involvement:
Date Time/Location Information
8 June 09:0012:00
UN Campus at Langer Eugen Building, meeting room LE
Accelerating climate innovation and technology in the water-energy-food systems for inclusive NDC and NAP implementation
The Technology Executive Committee (TEC) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and with contributions from UNIDO
Panellist: Giriraj Amaranth, Research Group Leader, IWMI/CGIAR
9 June 11:45—13:00 Regenerative Agriculture: A Sustainable Solution to Climate Change
Moderator: James Stapleton, Senior Strategic Advisor, Advocacy for Impact, CGIAR
Tek Sapkota, Senior Scientist – Agricultural System/Climate Change, CIMMYT
Viktor Maurice Kommerell, Research Programs Manager, CIMMYT