ICARDA at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25

Published Date
December 04, 2019
Published by
ICARDA Communication Team

2 – 13 December 2019. Madrid. The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 is taking place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and is held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. 

The key objectives of the Conference are to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process, complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender.

More about the conference

The CGIAR together with its partners will be involved in a number of side events.

Raising Ambition For Climate Action: Transformative Actions For A Food Secure Future

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019, 15:00–16:30, Room 5, IFEMA-Feria de Madrid

Co-organised by CCAFS, University of Copenhagen, University of Vermont, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), discussion will focus on four action areas for transforming food systems under climate change. It will feature a panel discussion with IWMI's Rachel McDonnell (Strategic Program Director, Water, Climate Change and Resilience) discussing the ways in which water can transform food systems under climate change, and the role the upcoming WLE Commission on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification might play.

For more information, please see the event page.

Action for Adaptation: How We Manage Water for Climate Change Resilience

Thursday, 5 December, 2019, 15:00–16:30, Room 6, IFEMA-Feria de Madrid

Co-organised by IWMI and the World Water Council (WWC) in response to the water background paper of the Global Commission on Adaptation report. IWMI and WWC bring together experts to further catalyze actions by highlighting how smarter water management can deliver critical adaptation solutions.

Building a research-for-development partnership for thriving drylands in a changing climate

Friday, 6 December, 2019, 6:45-18:15, Room 3

The DryArc is a CGIAR Initiative in the making for dry areas, stretching from Morocco to China. This event brings together potential donors, stakeholders, and partners to discuss transformative avenues to maximize synergies and minimize trade-offs towards delivering the 2030 Agenda in the dry areas of the developing world.