Saturday, November 5, 2016

Marrakech Morocco :UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) 7-18 November 2016

UN Climate Change Conference (COP22)
7-18 November 2016

Morocco will be hosting the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bab Ighli, Marrakech from 7 November 2016 - 18 November 2016. COP22 will build on last year’s Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21), focusing on action to achieve the commitments of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of food security as part of the international response to climate change. In this way, COP22 is an opportunity for FAO to provide technical advice to member countries to support their involvement in the negotiations and in meeting their UNFCCC commitments, ensuring the linkages between climate change, agriculture, and food security. Agricultural sectors are key in addressing climate change.
Please note the agenda below is not complete and may be subject to changes.

Action events

Agriculture & Food Security
Agriculture & Food Security

Events with FAO participation

7th November

REDD+ Forest Reference (Emission) Levels and REDD+ results reporting progress and challenges

This forum co-led by FAO will provide an opportunity for 5-6 countries to present their Forest Reference (Emission) Levels (FREL/FRL) for UNFCCC submission followed by a discussion on common challenges.
Venue: EU Pavilion
Time: 18.30 - 20.00

8th November

Forest Action Event

The Global Climate Action Days at COP22 bring together state and non-state actors, governments, businesses, civil society groups, and indigenous peoples’ organizations. The Forest Action Day is a chance to take stock of progress made, and to identify challenges as well as opportunities for increased contributions from forestry to climate change mitigation and adaptation. To achieve this. it will look at the streamlining and scaling up of financing mechanisms.    
Time: 13.30 - 16.00
Dialogue - Land use and forests
Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Interdisciplinary assessments of climate change impacts on agriculture using the MOSAICC tool for adaptation planning

9th November

Water Action Day

SDG 14 Oceans: Science based solutions for achieving adaptation and mitigation goals

SDG 6 Hydro-Climate Services for All

10th November

SDG 10 Reduced inequalities. Human mobility and climate change

Scaling up climate finance for formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans

Agriculture in the INDCs of African countries

11th November

SDG 17 Science for informed mitigation and adaptation choices

Mapping and understanding mountains to achieve the 2030 Agenda

Sustainable agriculture and land use enhancing climate action and increasing productivity

12th November

Oceans Action Event

The Oceans Action Day at COP 22 will showcase how the world is tackling climate change impacts on oceans, seas, and coastal and island contexts. The purpose is to review initiatives launched at COP 21 as part of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, announce new initiatives, with multi-national and multi-stakeholder contributions to the solution space.
Time: 10.00 - 12.30
Time: 13.30 - 16.00

Peatlands for Paris - Global Peatlands Initiative

Blue Growth - Responding to climate change and oceans

Quo vadis? Agriculture and Food Security under the Paris Climate Agreement

14th November

SDG 1 Community-level adaptation practices to reduce disaster risk, build resilience and end poverty

The impact of climate change in mountain areas. A priority for a global action

SDG 4 Leaving no one behind in climate change education

15th November

Sustainable food systems for biodiversity, nutrition and health

SDG 17 Delivering the Paris promise – making climate finance matter in Marrakech

16th November

Agriculture and Food Security Action Event 

This Agriculture and Food Security Action Day is a chance to showcase the central position of the agricultural sectors in the response to climate change. The presence of many agricultural stakeholders will bring about an opportunity for interaction, including actors that are too often on the margins of national climate change planning, and who are scaling up climate actions. The event will feature the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) initiative, a major contribution in agriculture to the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), and the Global Framework on Water Scarcity.
Time: 10.00 - 12.30
Time: 13.30 - 16.00

SDG 2 Zero hunger under a changing climate

Joining forces to achieve SDG15: Delivering on the global agenda for forests, climate and development

17th November

SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth

SDG 7 Meeting the 2°C challenge: nexus of innovation and clean energy