The climate challenge for ACP agriculture

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Presentation by Isolina Boto (CTA) at the 4th Brussels

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The climate challenge for ACP agriculture

  1. 1. <ul><li>Brussels Rural Development Briefings A series of meetings on ACP-EU development issues </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing session n° 4: </li></ul><ul><li>The Climate challenge for ACP agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels, 13th February 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>8h30 – 12h30 </li></ul><ul><li>http://brusselsbriefings.net </li></ul>Co 2 offset through
  2. 2. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications of recent international </li></ul><ul><li>agreements for ACP countries? </li></ul><ul><li>From Rio to Bali, what has changed for ACP </li></ul><ul><li>countries? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some emerging issues which will impact </li></ul><ul><li>on the agricultural sector in the coming years? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Recognised issues </li></ul><ul><li>CC as a common challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Need for cooperation and urgent action </li></ul><ul><li>CC as significant threats to MDGs/poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Climate injustice- equity on adaptation costs </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Some progress </li></ul><ul><li>From environment to development </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture is the problem and the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating climate change and the key role of information and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic approach and broad involvement </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>to raise awareness on existing and emerging key challenges on CC for ACP countries </li></ul><ul><li>to promote exchange of information and expertise sharing </li></ul><ul><li>to feed in the debate on CC by bringing various perspectives which could support future interventions in ACP countries </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Panel 1: From Rio to Bali: some emerging key </li></ul><ul><li>issues for ACP countries </li></ul><ul><li>This panel will debate over the link between climate change, agriculture and poverty. It will raise some policy issues that would potentially impact the most on ACP countries: the impacts of CC on agricultural production and technology; agricultural trade and markets and the role of capacity development to cope with CC. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Panel 2: Linking climate change to agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>and rural development </li></ul><ul><li>This panel will illustrate some of those emerging issues in the context of agricultural and rural development sector: can environmental concerns could work against poverty reduction? The issue of deforestation and carbon markets and the implications for small producers and the technologies adapted to local communities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Target group </li></ul><ul><li>ACP-EU policy makers, representatives of </li></ul><ul><li>EU and ACP Member States, European </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament, civil society groups, researchers </li></ul><ul><li>and development practitioners, international </li></ul><ul><li>organisations based in Brussels. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Participants </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Inputs/Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>A Reader/Resources on Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of key issues on CC </li></ul><ul><li>Documents available online </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>… To be complemented and further developed </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Read presentations, consult documents, </li></ul><ul><li>listen to interviews, view videos, make </li></ul><ul><li>comments before, during and after </li></ul><ul><li>the meetings at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://brusselsbriefings.net/ (English) </li></ul><ul><li>http://bruxellesbriefings.net (French) </li></ul>

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