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Mitigate+ at COP 27: Let’s talk about low-emission food systems!
CGIAR Initiative on Low-Emission Food Systems
- Impact Area
By Ma. Eliza J. Villarino
How can countries in the Global South develop their long-term low greenhouse gas emission and climate development strategies?
At the Food and Agriculture Pavilion at COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Mitigate+ will hold a session that will explore the potential for integrating food system approaches into those strategies, know as LT-LECRDS for short. Per Article 4 of the Paris Agreement, “[a]ll Parties should strive to formulate and communicate long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies, mindful of Article 2 taking into account their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances.”
The session on “Food systems opportunities to deliver low-emission climate-resilient development strategies” takes place on 8 November 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The session will look into continuing efforts to develop guidelines for African countries and share the experiences of countries that have formulated and are executing the strategies.
Here are the other sessions that Mitigate+ is holding at the Food and Agriculture Pavilion:
CLIFF-GRADS: Building capacity for climate change research in the next generation of scientific leaders from the Global South, 10 November 2022, 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: The Climate, Food and Farming, Global Research Alliance Development Scholarships Programme (CLIFF-GRADS) offers exciting opportunities for early career scientists from low- and middle-income countries to learn to conduct applied research in agricultural greenhouse gas emission quantification and mitigation. In this session, some of these young scientists will share how the experience they acquired through this program has boosted their careers.
Low-emission food systems in conflict-affected settings, 17 November 2022, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.:This session will discuss evidence on the links between food systems emissions and conflict as well as on how to scale approaches for achieving low-emission food systems and peace.
In addition, our scientists and experts will speak at the following events:
Lou Verchot: Modeling Africa’s Energy Transition
Add the above events to your calendar and check other sessions at the Food and Agriculture Pavilion via https://cop27foodpavilion.cgiar.org/.
Photo credit: A field trip to Reserva Natural El Hatico, familia Molina Durán, near Palmira, Colombia, to take carbon measurements in an area of tropical forest, as part of a CIAT-hosted workshop on REDD+ / Neil Palmer / Alliance of Bioversity-CIAT