FAO

FAO Releases Paper on Forests and Climate Change in the Near East [viewed]

January 2011:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a Working Paper on forests and climate change in the Near East region.

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Event: Joint Session of the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission [viewed]

The Action Plan on the Role of the Forest Sector in a Green Economy is intended to provide policymakers with ideas for ways and means of improving and promoting the forest sector's contribution to a green economy. It could be presented to UNCSD as a practical contribution to greener economies in the ECE region.  

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Event: Agriculture and Climate Change Roundtable on Reconciling REDD+ and Agriculture [viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and EcoAgriculture Partners will be holding discussions on climate change and agriculture. The roundtable will include presentations on the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) report: "Lessons from REDD+ for Agriculture." CCAFS is a programme of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR).  

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UNCCD Organizes Technical Workshop on Impact Indicators [viewed]

17 December 2010: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) organized a technical workshop on impact indicator refinement from 16-17 December 2010, in Bonn, Germany.

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Germany Commits Funding to FAO for Climate-Smart Agriculture [viewed]

17 December 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN announced Germany's commitment of almost $6 million for climate-smart agriculture, sustainable livelihoods and food and nutrition security.

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FAO Near East Conference Discusses Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation [viewed]

8 December 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's (FAO) Regional Conference for the Near East held its 30th session in Khartoum, Sudan, from 4-8 December 2010.

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Event: Workshop on Development of Agricultural Systems and Climate Smart Agriculture in Developing Countries [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Challenge Programe of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and other academic and international organizations. The meeting will discuss challenges and opportunities for more efficient agriculture in the long term, contributing to thinking beyond Cancun and The Hague. It will also explore synergies between adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity to respond to competing pressures on land and water from agriculture, forests and other ecosystems, growing population and urban expansion, as well as energy needs.  

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Event: Workshop on the FAO Climate Impacts Assessment Toolbox [viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) will host this meeting, which will feature presentations of the prototype and components of the climate impact assessment toolbox, and will include discussions with national partners on future implementation of the toolbox.  

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World Bank Announces Roadmap for Action on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change [viewed]

9 December 2010: The World Bank, together with a group of global leaders and policy makers, announced a new initiative aimed to ensure agriculture plays a key role in the architecture of climate finance at the Cancun Climate Change Conference in Mexico.

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Meeting Seeks to Galvanize Support for Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources [viewed]

7 December 2010: A high-level meeting with representatives of more than 60 countries was organized by the Government of Italy under the theme "Leading the Field," to raise support for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (ITPGR), its Benefit-sharing Fund (BSF), and its role in addressing food security in a time of climate change.

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