Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France




Organizers : IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Date : July 8th, from 2pm to 4pm
Location : Paris, within 15 minutes walk of UNESCO conference
Expected number of participants : 50-100
Nature of participants : Scientists from the main conference, COP21 negotiators, policy makers and development practitioners
Keywords : agriculture, climate change, adaptation, mitigation, scientific research
Keynote speakers :
  • J. Jouzel IPCC (Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change), Paris, France
  • Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, Director General, International Cooperation and Development, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Michel Mordasini, Vice President, IFAD, Rome, Italy
  • Lini Wollenberg, Flagship Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Vermont, USA
  • Wolfgang Jamman, CEO, CARE International, Care International, London, United Kingdom
  • Dyborn Chibonga, CEO, National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi (NASFAM)
Moderator: Elwyn Grainger Jones, Director of Strategy and Operations, Global Environment Facility


In association with the International Scientific Conference Our Common Future under Climate Change, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are organizing a side event on “Food and farming under climate change: moving towards a global agreement”

The discussion aims to raise awareness of, and foster discussion about the role of smallholder farmers in climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture, particularly in relation to the upcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference of parties (COP21) in Paris in November. Panelists from a range of perspectives will present and respond to key issues and share experiences and solutions that are emerging from the frontlines of research and development on adaptation and mitigation. The audience will include COP21 negotiators, policy makers, development practitioners, and scientists.

More information

You will find more information on this side event on the following link : http://ccafs.cgiar.org/food-and-farming-under-climate-change-moving-towards-global-agreement

Key outcomes

High-level discussion highlights pathways for achieving food security under climate change and reducing global emissions from agriculture.

Can a global climate change agreement meaningfully respond to the needs of smallholder farmers, who are already feeling the impacts of climate change? And can smallholder farmers join the global fight against climate change without compromising food security?

These questions brought together groups at the nexus of agricultural and climate change issues including the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry; the European Commission; the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), CARE International, and leading scientists from the IPCC and CGIAR.

The event on Food and Farming under Climate Change: Moving toward a global agreement took place on 8 July 2015 alongside the global science conference Our Common Future Under Climate Change in Paris. The events aimed to catalyse action in the lead-up to the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in December.

Please click here to be redirected to the CGIAR and CCAFS blog website.


Please find hereunder the link to the video recording of a google hangout session organised to complement the side event