Special Event

22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

COP22 in Marrakech: The COP of Action
Nov 13, 2016 - 02:00 pm WET to Nov 16, 2016 - 10:00 pm WET

COP22 in Marrakech took over the reins from COP21 during which important progress was made. It focused on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages. For Salaheddine Mezouar, President of COP22, this conference was an “opportunity to make the voices of the most vulnerable countries to climate change heard, in particular African countries and island states. It is urgent to act on these issues linked to stability and security,” he declared. COP22 was designated as one of action.

IFPRI researchers are providing new insights into the impacts of climate change and how policy makers in Africa and Asia can combat them—boosting sustainable agricultural growth to keep the world on track to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. IFPRI research shows that there are many ways to encourage adaptation and mitigation in agriculture: Climate-smart technologies; reforms in trade, macroeconomic, and farm policy; investments in agricultural research and development, irrigation and water resources, and rural infrastructure.

Sessions:

Monday, November 14 

Role of fertilizers to meet food security challenges (2:00pm - 3:30pm)

Opportunities and Solutions for Africa (3:45pm - 5:15pm)

Tuesday, November 15

FAO Coping with Water Scarcity in Agriculture: a Global Framework for Action in a Changing Climate (1:30pm -3:30pm)

Wednesday, November 16 

Informing the policymaking landscape: From research to action in the fight against climate change and hunger, hosted by IFPRI (9:00am - 10:30am)

Speakers:

Coping with Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region: Meeting future food demand through science and innovation (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

  • IFPRI Speaker: Mark Rosegrant, "The role of agricultural policy reform and investment in meeting future food and nutritional security in MENA" (Presentation)