COP17/CMP , The United Nations Climate Change Conference

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COP17/CMP , The United Nations Climate Change Conference

From the 28 November to the 9 December 2011, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hold their annual Convention of the Parties (COP) in Durban, South Africa.

IFAD will be there to  support countries in addressing the issues of climate-smart smallholder agriculture, and the multiple benefits of investing in it. If you are in Durban please visit our stand at the Conference Centre. If you are not in Durban, you can still engage by following us on our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook and blog. We will be reporting from the events and from our activities at the COP17 using hashtag #COP17.

IFAD will be participating in the Agriculture and Rural Development Day, Forest Day and Climate Smart Agriculture: A transformative approach to food security, adaptation and mitigation. More information about these events and others is available below.

 

Visit the IFAD booth at the Conference Centre (ICC) and contribute to getting "Agriculture in" on the Climate Change agenda

No more room for business as usual: Help us get agriculture in to the climate change negotiations

At the IFAD booth in the Conference Centre, we will invite you to play a game with us, show your skill, and help us communicate the importance of agriculture being included in the climate negotiations. By hitting any of the targets: Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice work programme, Green Climate Fund, and Mitigation Finance for Farmers you will receive a prize. Missing the targets will result in business as usual.

What do the targets mean?

International climate finance is often linked to particular global policy goals such as emissions reductions (mitigation), adaptation or renewable or efficient energy. In IFAD's experience,  issues converge on the ground, and they must be treated holistically if projects are to bring benefits to rural poor people. IFAD would like to see the Green Climate Fund  and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) provide support for projects related to agriculture, because agriculture, as defined by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is responsible for one-third of GHG emissions. Agriculture is central to building climate resilience for the rural poor. 

Investing now in adaptation and mitigation measures will be far less costly than waiting to take action sometime in the future. Most of the dedicated climate financing goes to mechanisms for emission reductions through carbon markets, including through the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol.  But these mechanisms are complex and currently difficult or impossible for smallholder farmers to access.  Efforts will be needed to ensure that poor people and smallholder farmers, pastoralists and fishers in developing countries can benefit from financing aimed at reducing emissions. 

The benefits of hitting the targets

If you get "agriculture" into one of the 3 targets, you will receive a prize naming one of the many benefits to poor rural people and wider communities, such as lasting poverty reduction, reduced GHG emissions and more. Join us, and learn more about how we can work to maximize impact on rural poverty in a changing climate.

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