Introduced by: Antonio Bombelli - Director IAFES Division – CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
Presenter: Maria Vincenza Chiriacò - Researcher IAFES Division – CMCC Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
Moderator: Zitouni Ould-Dada – Deputy Director Climate and Environment Division – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The historic Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) decision, adopted at COP 23, recognizes the fundamental importance of agriculture in tackling climate change. The KJWA calls for joint work between the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advise (SABSTA) and the Subsidiary Body of Implementation (SBI) with the aim to take into consideration the vulnerabilities of agriculture to climate change and approaches to address food security.
Paragraph 2 of the KJWA decision provides a list of initial elements on which Parties and observers to the UNFCCC were invited to submit their views by 31 March 2018:
(a) Modalities for implementation of the outcomes of the five in-session workshops on issues related to agriculture and other future topics that may arise from this work;
(b) Methods and approaches for assessing adaptation, adaptation co-benefits and resilience;
(c) Improved soil carbon, soil health and soil fertility under grassland and cropland as well as integrated systems, including water management;
(d) Improved nutrient use and manure management towards sustainable and resilient agricultural systems;
(e) Improved livestock management systems;
(f) Socioeconomic and food security dimensions of climate change in the agricultural sector.
FAO in collaboration with CMCC produced a summary of the submissions provided by Parties and observers to the UNFCCC. The summary aims to make the wide range of views submitted more easily accessible to all interested and to support efforts to identify a joint way forward for climate action in the agricultural sectors.
Maria Vincenza Chiriacò
Maria Vincenza Chiriacò works on research topics related to the sustainable management of agro-forestry systems in view of mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
She is graduated in Forestry and Conservation of the Environment with a PhD in Science and Technology for Forestry and Environmental Management and a II level Master in Agroforestry carbon credits market.
Since 2007, she coordinates and works on several national and international projects related to the sustainability of agricultural and forestry policies. She has also contributed to the definition of the National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change for the forestry sector and is one of the authors of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dr. Ould-Dada is the Deputy Director in the Climate and Environment Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. Before joining FAO, he worked as Head of Technology Unit at the Economy Division of UNEP in Paris. Prior to that he worked for the British Government for 15 years holding several senior positions at Department of Energy and Climate Change; Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Food Standards Agency; Environment Agency, and Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food.
His 20 years international experience covers a wide range of fields including environmental policy; climate change; energy policy; environmentally sound technology; agriculture and climate change; radiation protection; animal health and welfare; and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
His international responsibilities included UK Lead Negotiator on technology and Chair of climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC; Chair of IRENA’s Policy and Strategy Committee; and member of the IEA Renewable Energy Working Party.
12:30 pm – Welcome – Antonio Bombelli (CMCC)
12:32 pm – Introduction – Zitouni Ould Dada (FAO)
12:37 pm – Presenter’s talk – Maria Vincenza Chiriacò (CMCC)
01:05 pm – Q&A – moderated by Zitouni Ould Dada (FAO)
01:20 pm – End of Webinar
Working language: English
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