6 July, 2017


Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO); Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA); Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

Partnering to scale up climate action by countries in the agricultural sectors

Thursday 6 July 2017 - 15:30-17:00
FAO premises - Sheikh Zayed Centre


The side event brought together high-level speakers and attendees from FAO, partner organizations and countries, to launch the new FAO Strategy on Climate Change and discuss in particular the role of strategic partnerships in maximizing its impact on the ground through support to countries to implement the agriculture commitments of their NDCs. 

A webcast recording of the event as well as key messages are available.


  • Opening remarks
    • RenĂ© Castro-Salazar, FAO Assistant Director-General Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department (CB);
    • Helena Molin Valdes, Head of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
  • Presentation of FAO Strategy on Climate Change – Martin Frick, FAO Climate and Environment Division (CBC), Director
  • Panel discussion “The role of partnerships in implementing FAO Strategy on Climate Change
    • TabarĂ© Aguerre, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay on the CCAC-FAO-GRA collaboration on addressing enteric methane for food security and livelihoods
    • Hinrich Thoelken, Permanent Representative of Germany to FAO, WFP and IFAD on the newly launched NDC Partnership Thematic Working Group on Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (TBC)
    • Brigitte Collet, Ambassador of France for Climate Change Negotiations, Renewable Energy and Climate Risk Prevention on partnerships initiatives
    • George Oduro, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture of Ghana on synergies between GRA, CCAC and the NDC Partnership Thematic Working
    • Group on Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use; Takehiro Okubo, Director, International Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan on GRA
  • Interactive session with the audience 
  • Moderator - Hayden Montgomery, Special Representative of the Global Research Alliance (GRA)

Event contact

James Morris
Partnership & Programme Officer
James.Morris [at] un.org

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