Private sector stakeholder consultation and dialogue on world food security and the challenges of climate change and bioenergy in preparation of the High-Level Conference on Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy - Proceedings

Mar 2008

Responding to the call by the UN-Secretary General in 2007 for a joint response by the UN system and its agencies to contribute to the combat against climate change and conscious that such change will drastically impact the agricultural, rural and land-use sectors, with especially severe consequences for developing countries and food security, the Rome-based UN agencies and institutions – FAO, IFAD, WFP and the Global Mechanism (GM) – are committed to step up efforts in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The stakeholder consultation participants broke into three groups to discuss policy options and recommendations and the opportunities for public-private sector partnerships in response to the food security challenges posed by climate change and bioenergy with regards to three sectors: agriculture and agribusinesses, financial sector and technology transfer/energy needs. The groups were asked to focus on the identification of the opportunities for making use of existing and emerging climate change finance mechanisms. Each breakout group developed key messages, recommendations and policy options for the June high-level conference on the following:
Policy options for national, regional and international action in the context of the post-2012 negotiations;
Areas of common work, proposals for cooperation and partnerships, possibilities for further areas of collaboration between the private sector and the Rome-based UN agencies and institutions (FAO, IFAD, WFP, and the GM) and other UN system partners.

By: EcoSecurities – The Global Mechanism

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