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Cop16 debrief


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

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Cop16 debrief

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