September 20, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Grand Hyatt Hotel
109 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017United States
On September 20th, the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) with The Earth Institute Columbia University are hosting a side event at the Climate Week NYC (September 18-24) to share information for sound implementation and scaling up of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA).
Discussion will highlight the contribution of CSA both to climate action and to sustainable development. The event will also point out the specific challenges faced by farmers' organizations in implementing CSA, with emphasis on the work of women, youth groups and marginalised farmers in the regional and international level.
Photo Credits: Anthony Asael, Yemen
The event will be moderated by Walter E. Baethgen, Director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University’s Earth Institute
The confirmed speakers are:
Dr Theo De Jager, President of the World Farmers Organization (WFO)
Melinda Rooke and Joan Kerr, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN GCU Advisors)
Cynthia Rosenzweig, The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Principal Investigator
Ernie Shea, President, Solutions from the Land and Coordinator, North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA)
Mi Nguyen, GACSA Co-chair
Special guest: Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director General of Italian Ministry of Environment
Event hashtag: #CWNYC
About The Climate Week NYC
Climate Week NYC is one of the key summits in the international calendar and has been driving climate action forward since it was first launched in 2009 by The Climate Group. This year, Climate Week NYC comes at a critical point in the global response to climate change. Taking place between September 18-24 in New York City alongside the UN General Assembly, Climate Week NYC 2017 will bring together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase the unstoppable momentum of global climate action.
Businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts and music organizations, and NGOs are all invited to participate in the iconic week, through the Climate Week NYC Affiliate Events program. From panel discussions, to concerts, exhibitions and seminars, organizations and individuals can play a pivotal role in advancing the debate, driving awareness, and keeping climate action at the top of the global agenda. Last year’s summit was host to more than 100 affiliate events.
World Farmers’ Organisation is the is the only International member-based organization whose mandate is to bring together farmers' organizations and agricultural cooperatives from all over the world, representing the global farming community: small, medium and large-scale farmers. WFO's mission is to represent and advocate on behalf of farmers in global policy forums and create the conditions for the adoption of policies aimed to improve the economic environment and livelihood of producers, their families, and rural communities. WFO has about 80 members from 55 countries.
About Earth Institute Columbia University
Columbia’s Earth Institute blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. The people who make up the Earth Institute are earth scientists, economists, business and policy experts, specialists in public health and law, researchers, teachers and students. The institute comprises more than two dozen research centers and several hundred people who collaborate across many disciplines and schools at the university. By bringing those physical scientists together with experts in economics, law, public health and policy, the institute creates collaborations that help us learn how to best address issues of global sustainability.
GYIN is a fully youth inspired and youth led network for youth entrepreneurs and rural micro-enterprises who are committed to act as hunger fighters, change agents, and innovators, driven by the passion to see generational transformations and changes from the grassroots to the global level. The network creates an environment to support youth in development and empowerment programs through the following objectives: Leadership Agribusiness / Entrepreneurship / Education / Community & Partnership.
The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international collaborative effort to improve the state of agricultural simulation and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector at global and regional scales. It seeks to improve substantially the characterization of world food security under climate change and to enhance adaptation capacity in both developing and developed countries.
About Solutions from the Land (SfL)
Solutions from the Land (SfL) is a not‐for‐profit corporation focused on land based solutions to global challenges. SfL’s mission is to identify and facilitate the implementation of policies, practices and projects at a landscape scale that will result in land being sustainably managed to produce food, feed, fiber and energy while protecting and improving critical environmental resources and delivering high value solutions to combat climate change.
The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) was launched two years ago at The UN Secretary Generals’ Climate Summit in New York on 24 September 2014. The Inaugural Meeting of GACSA brought together over 180 senior officials and high-level representatives from all regions and different stakeholder groups. As of today, GACSA hosts more than 140 members including governments from developed and developing countries; research and academic institutions; farmer’s organizations; businesses; NGO’s and Inter-governmental organizations. They collaborate towards a common vision: to improve food security, nutrition and resilience in the face of climate change.