While the walkways and corridors at COP28 were quieter, activity continued apace at the Pavilion, with a full slate of events covering a range of issues. Attendees engaged in dialogue on digital solutions for climate-smart agriculture, actionable strategies for restorative agriculture and nature-based solutions to address climate change and food systems challenges, and on issues related to mountains, with perspectives from youth and Indigenous Peoples, among others. On the last full day of programming, participants were also keeping an eye out for news from the negotiations.
While much attention has turned to the negotiations, audiences continue to engage in discussion through events at the Food and Agriculture Pavilion and elsewhere throughout COP28:
- CGIAR held a session to showcase a suite of advanced insights into how countries, scientists, investors, and governments, among others, can track and optimize their adaptation efforts by bridging the gap between tech solutions and on-the-ground experiences. The session took stock of policy discussions on the Global Goal on Adaptation framework and dove into radically practical approaches that combine innovative technology with time-tested wisdom on adaptation monitoring and evaluation. Learn more.
- IFAD hosted an event that focused on digital solutions for climate-smart agriculture, showcasing digital tools such as mobile applications, geographic information systems, precision agriculture, and earth observation data analysis, and highlighted their roles in promoting climate resilience among smallholder farmers. Learn more.
- CGIAR held a session with Catholic Relief Services to discuss actionable strategies on how restorative agriculture and nature-based solutions can be powerful tools in simultaneously addressing climate change and safeguarding biodiversity while also shoring up our global food systems. Learn more.
- FAO held a high-level event that featured prominent speakers and provided space for youth and Indigenous Peoples from world mountain regions to share their perspectives on addressing the interlinked crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem degradation. Learn more.
- CGIAR held an event to explore how to sustainably support truly African-led research, innovation, and scaling, and ways to transition to a twenty-first century African-led agricultural research system. Learn more.
- The Rockefeller Foundation hosted an event that explored how, by investing in initiatives that address both nutrition and climate, two interconnected challenges can be addressed simultaneously. Learn more.
- FAO held an event that shared results of the Platform of Latin America and the Caribbean for Climate Action on Agriculture (PLACA), a unique initiative in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, to promote regional collaboration and knowledge sharing for climate-resilient agriculture. Learn more.
Videos and photos
Watch recordings and see photos from the Pavilion on December 11. You can also visit the COP28 Food and Agriculture Pavilion YouTube playlist to see all recordings from the Pavilion.
Beyond the Pavilion
Co-host news and resources
- Researchers from CGIAR, the CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, the African Climate and Development Initiative, the Overseas Development Institute, and the Amazonia Environmental Research Institute have outlined what an ambitious Global Goal on Adaptation would look like from negotiations at COP28 (Carbon Brief). Read more here.
- Norway and the UK have jointly promised US$94 million for the Amazon Fund, the biggest source of overseas financial support for the world’s biggest tropical rainforest and its inhabitants (The Brazilian Report). Read more here.
- The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has updated its Red List of Threatened Species. This update includes the first global freshwater fish assessment and highlights the impact of illegal logging and trade on mahogany (IUCN). Read more here.