Friday, 10 November: Coalition events at COP23


Friday, 10 November: Plan your day at COP23!

The Coalition is co-organising several events under the Marrakech Partnership Global Climate Action agenda (MPGCA) Agriculture Day taking place from 10:00-20:00. We are also holding a special event showcasing a near-term pathway to keep global temperature increases well below 2˚Celsius. Find all information you need to attend here:

10:30-12:00 | Low-carbon livestock: Moving forward

Agriculture Day event co-organised by the CCAC
Room 6, Bonn Zone

This event will explore initiatives on the ground that reduce emissions from livestock production, sustain livelihoods in a changing climate, and provide for human nutrition. It will focus on various production systems and regions, as well as forward-looking options for policy-makers. 


  • World Bank


  • Maria-Helena Semedo, Deputy Director General, FAO – Event Chair
  • Thomas Pesquet, astronaut, European Space Agency
  • Henning Steinfeld, FAO-AGA
  • Ibra Touré or Abdrahmane Wane, CIRAD (Western Africa, pastoralist and agropastoralist systems)
  • Dilip Rath, NDDB, India 
  • Fabiana Villa Alves, Embrapa, Brazil 


  • Jimmy Smith, Director General, ILRI 
  • Fritz Schneider, Chair, Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock 
  • Monica Aggarwal, pastoralist of India and World Alliance for Mobile Indigenous Peoples (WAMIP) 
  • Judith Bryans, Chair, International Dairy Federation 
  • Thomas Pesquet, astronaut, European Space Agency 

12:00-13:10 | Opportunities for enhancing NDC ambition with short-lived climate pollutants

Roundtable discussion, co-organised by the CCAC
Cote D'Ivoire Pavilion, Bonn zone

The development of enhanced NDCs presents a valuable opportunity to highlight the critical role of SLCPs and pursue actions to reduce them, as well as generating important economic and development benefits. The roundtable discussion will focus on identifying opportunities and articulating options for incorporating SLCPs in enhanced NDCs.

15:00-16:30 | Scaling up climate-smart agriculture to achieve the NDCs in the agriculture sector   

Agriculture Day event co-organised by the CCAC
Room 1, Bonn zone

This event showcases successful approaches and know-how to scale up Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) with a specific emphasis on enabling partnerships between Parties and non-Party stakeholders. It discusses progress and challenges in enhancing impacts for farmers, women, youth and vulnerable groups.


  • Mr. Tony Simons, Director General, The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)


  • Mr. René Castro Salazar, Assistant Director General for the Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Mr. Walter Oyhantcabal, Director of the Agriculture and Climate Change Unit, Office of Agricultural Policy and Programming (OPYPA), Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) of Uruguay
  • Mr. Daniel Zimmer, Director, Sustainable Land-Use theme, Climate-KIC
  • Ms. Tonya Rawe, Global Policy Lead, Food and Nutrition Security, CARE International
  • Mr. Moses Mwale, Director of the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI)
  • Ms. Nthopayizi Mphande, Farmer in Zambia
  • Mr. Bruce Campbell, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), on behalf of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)

18:30-20:00 | Pathways and strategies to keep warming well below 2⁰C

Side event co-organised by the CCAC
Room 7, Bonn zone

The Paris Climate Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) explicitly links the world’s long-term climate and near-term sustainability agendas, emphasizing that efforts to address climate change should occur within “the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.” Signatories aim to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.” Urgent action is clearly needed, but there are many paths toward this long-term climate goal. In the context of sustainable development, the path the world takes to meet the long-term temperature target is as important as achieving the target itself, particularly for those that are already suffering from the impacts of climate change and poor air quality. 

This event will highlight the opportunities and multiple benefits that arise from quick action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. A climate pathway that moves to immediately reduce both near and long-term warming benefits health, energy efficiency, food security, and sustainable development and can prevent up 0.6⁰C by mid-century. 


  • Jian Liu, Chief Scientist, UN Environment 


  • Drew Shindell (recorded presentation), Head of Climate Science at Duke University, and Chair of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Scientific Advisory Panel
  • Ricardo Lara, California State Senator Representing the 33rd Senate District
  • Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Climate Change and Health Team Leader, World Health Organization
  • David Waskow, Director International Climate Action Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • Durwood Zaelke, President of the International Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development 
  • Nathan Borgford-Parnell, Science Affairs, Climate and Clean Air Coalition



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