AgriCord co-hosts side event at UN Climate Change Conference
From 3 till 14 December the 24th UN Climate Summit (COP24) takes place in Katowice, Poland. Together with four partners, AgriCord has the floor at the EU Pavilion to discuss agriculture's role in reaching net-zero emissions globally.
How can we engage and enable the 1.5 billion smallholders to deliver transformational change in agriculture? Panel and participants will focus on opportunities and pathways for the future of agriculture, expressing the voice of smallholder farmers. The aim of discussions is to identify opportunities, pathways and solutions for achieving the conditions to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees.
The side event consists of two sessions hosted by AgriCord, IEEP, SNV, Global Feedback, Climate Change Centre Austria, supported by DEVCO. The first session led by the Forest and Farm Facility (FAO), PAFO, IFFA and AgriCord focuses on the supply side and takes a closer look at smallholder farmers' access to climate funding. Smallholders' access to climate funding must be high on the climate agenda. More needs to be done to facilitate inclusive access to climate funding for the main producers in the global food system. Which opportunities can be put to good practice? The second session will focus on the demand side of action: role of trade and consumer behavior. How can synergies between climate and development pathways be optimized?
Title: Agriculture’s Future, Delivering Net Zero Emissions - Trade, Consumption, Smallholders, Value chains
Date: Friday 7 December 2018
Hours: From 10:30h till 14:40h
Suggested publications and reports
Forest and Farm Producer Organizations - Operating Systems for the SDGs (FAO, 2016)
Smallholder forest producer organizations in a changing climate (FAO, 2017)
The world’s largest private sector? Recognising the cumulative economic value of small-scale forest and farm producers (Michael Verdone, 2018)
COP 24 Agriculture Flyer (2018)