Roundtable Sessions

Roundtable Sessions provide an opportunity for participants to exchange practical experiences and challenges, and focus on policy and recommendations that can be used to feed into the UNFCCC policy process. The format of these sessions will be a moderated discussion (rather than a presentation or a succession of speakers).

Click on the titles for full session summaries, background information, related links and live blogs from each session.

No. 1

Identifying key national and sub-national information for decision making on adaptation strategies

FANRPAN and partners lead a discussion on identifying key national and sub-national information for decision making on adaptation strategies in East, West and Southern Africa.
No. 2

Developing landscape approaches for adaptation

CIFOR and partners lead a discussion on how to implement an ecosystem-based approach to form the basis for a landscape approach to climate change adaptation.
No. 3

Issues in considering GHG measurements in agriculture

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and partners lead a discussion on how to develop effective and simple methods and tools to help countries quantify their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and help them identify mitigation measures that are consistent with promoting local livelihoods and rural development.
No. 4

Dialogue on Scaling Up Risk Management for Food Security and Agriculture

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) lead a discussion about scaling up risk management in a manner that brings real tools that help food insecure and vulnerable communities deal with a changing climate.
No. 5

Making climate finance work for rural poor

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and partners lead a discussion on challenges faced in delivering the benefit of carbon finance to farmers in terms of livelihood and sustainability. It will in particular discuss how many and diverse climate finance projects could be combined through appropriate programs to reduce risks and costs and attract investments.
No. 6

Climate change resilience in dryland agro-ecosystems: Improving food security and livelihoods in a land degradation neutral world

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP), and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) lead a discussion on priority areas for action for drylands and what can be learned from existing experiences in terms of effectiveness, impact on smallholder farmers and scalability.
No. 7

Achieving emission reductions: new tools, technologies and practices across the agro-food chain

Farming First lead a discussion on best practices and technologies across the supply chain that can improve climate change mitigation and adaptation today if scaled up globally. In addition, speakers will discuss how farmers, businesses, NGOs and governments are collaborating to develop reliable metrics that can measure how mitigation and adaptation goals are being met from farm to fork.