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A brief overview of the International Food Policy Research Institute's participation in the COP16.

A brief overview of the International Food Policy Research Institute's participation in the COP16.



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  • For more information, contact: December 1 & 3: Susan Buzzelli; December 6: David Laborde

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  • COP16 Debrief
  • IFPRI Events in Cancun
    December 1: Press Call & Briefing to release Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050.
    December 3: Policy Seminar with Andrew Steer & Lloyd Le Page/Launch of Sub-Saharan African Country Reports
    December 6: Climate and Development Days Session
  • MediaCoverage
    Guardian: Climate change could push staple food prices up 130% – study
    Associated Press: UN Climate Conference: Global Warming Could Double Food Prices
    Science News: Food Security Wanes as World Warms
    IRIN: Staple food crops do not want global warming
    VOA: Climate Change: Alleviating Poverty Helps Developing Countries Adapt
  • CG Events in Cancun
    December 4: Agriculture & Rural Development Day 2010 (Ag Day)
    December 4: CCAFS Launch
    December 6: Joint Agriculture/Forest Day Side Event
  • AgDay
    Attended by more than 400 policymakers (including ministers and UNFCCC negotiators), farmers, scientists, and members of the private sector and NGOs. Lloyd Le Page, the CG’s new CEO, made his debut.
    Media Coverage: Reuters, Reuters Altertnet, AFP, BBC, VOA, IRIN, Science News & Agencia EFE
  • Ag Day
    IFPRI debuted Food Security CASE Maps during the Ideas Marketplace.
  • Ag Day Messages to UNFCCC
    More fast track financing is required to support agriculture adaptation and mitigation activities
    Action on food security, nutrition and hunger must be part of agreements, especially in AWG-LCA text
    Set up an agricultural work program under SBSTA
    REDD+ must explicitly recognise the links between forestry and agriculture
    Recognise the synergies and opportunities for adaptation, and mitigation co-benefits
    New or revised CDM and other mechanisms need to include agriculture and other land use changes
  • Capturing Cancun
    Cancún: From mangrove paradise to polluted megasprawl
    Economist: A view from the bus