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

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The climate challenge for ACP agriculture The climate challenge for ACP agriculture Presentation Transcript

    • Brussels Rural Development Briefings A series of meetings on ACP-EU development issues
    • Briefing session n° 4:
    • The Climate challenge for ACP agriculture
    • Brussels, 13th February 2008
    • 8h30 – 12h30
    • http://brusselsbriefings.net
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    • Context
    • What are the implications of recent international
    • agreements for ACP countries?
    • From Rio to Bali, what has changed for ACP
    • countries?
    • What are some emerging issues which will impact
    • on the agricultural sector in the coming years?
    • Recognised issues
    • CC as a common challenge
    • Need for cooperation and urgent action
    • CC as significant threats to MDGs/poverty
    • Climate injustice- equity on adaptation costs
    • Some progress
    • From environment to development
    • Agriculture is the problem and the solution
    • Communicating climate change and the key role of information and communication
    • Holistic approach and broad involvement
    • Objectives
    • to raise awareness on existing and emerging key challenges on CC for ACP countries
    • to promote exchange of information and expertise sharing
    • to feed in the debate on CC by bringing various perspectives which could support future interventions in ACP countries
    • Programme
    • Panel 1: From Rio to Bali: some emerging key
    • issues for ACP countries
    • 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.
    • Panel 2: Linking climate change to agriculture
    • and rural development
    • 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.
    • Target group
    • ACP-EU policy makers, representatives of
    • EU and ACP Member States, European
    • Parliament, civil society groups, researchers
    • and development practitioners, international
    • organisations based in Brussels.
    • Participants
    • Inputs/Outputs
    • A Reader/Resources on Climate Change
    • Summary of key issues on CC
    • Documents available online
    • Websites
    • Acronyms
    • Glossary
    • … To be complemented and further developed
    • Online resources
    • Read presentations, consult documents,
    • listen to interviews, view videos, make
    • comments before, during and after
    • the meetings at:
    • http://brusselsbriefings.net/ (English)
    • http://bruxellesbriefings.net (French)