FAO’s programme of events at COP 28 includes discussions on the intersection of agriculture and loss and damage, and adaptation solutions for agrifood systems, as well as the climate finance gap these face.
The COP 28 Presidency has placed food systems transformation at the heart of the COP’s agenda in Dubai. Accounting for an average of 34% of global greenhouse gas emissions and supporting the livelihoods of around half the world’s population, ensuring a just transition to sustainable, resilient food systems is indeed critical for both climate and development outcomes.
At the heart of climate action, agrifood system solutions help to build resilience, adapt to climate change, and reduce emissions while safeguarding biodiversity and ensuring food security for all. Co-hosting the Food and Agriculture Pavilion at COP 28 for the second consecutive year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) advocates for global action on climate, agriculture, and food security, and that agrifood system solutions are climate solutions.
FAO’s programme of events includes discussions on the intersection of agriculture and loss and damage, and adaptation solutions for agrifood systems, as well as the climate finance gap these face. There has indeed been a 20% decline in climate finance to agriculture, forestry, other land uses, and fisheries, which contrasts with a significant increase in overall climate finance across sectors.
The Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) will cover the following FAO events at COP 28:
- 1 December, Loss and Damage in Agrifood Systems: Addressing Gaps and Challenges
- 2 December, High Level: Agrifood Systems Transformation to Achieve Triple Wins: For People, for Climate, and for Nature
- 9 December, Ecosystem Restoration to Combat Global Warming, Biodiversity Loss and Food Insecurity—Scaling Up via the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
- 10 December, Moving from Planning to Implementation: Solutions on How to Accelerate Transformative Adaptation Action in the Agriculture and Land-use Sectors
- 10 December, High level: Inception Meeting of the Food and Agriculture for Sustainable Transformation Partnership
- 10 December, Scaling up inclusive climate action through private sector engagement in agriculture and land-use
The ENB writers for these events are Laura Bullon-Cassis, Ph.D.; Marc Calabretta; Timothy Neff, Ph.D.; and Wanja Nyingi, Ph.D. The Digital Editors are Ángeles Estrada and Matthew TenBruggencate. The Editor is Leila Mead.
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