External Event
Virtual Seminar

Accelerated Action for Food Systems Resilience: Egypt’s plans for COP27 and the role of CGIAR

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IFPRI
Online seminar
IFPRI, ICARDA, and the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS)

Unprecedented extreme weather events linked to climate change are contributing to the current global food and energy price crisis and severely impacting livelihoods and food and nutrition security. In this context, expectations are high for the 27th Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) taking place under the Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

As a major agricultural producer in a highly climate-stressed region, Egypt brings a unique perspective to food system resilience. This presentation will highlight the Egyptian Presidency’s strategic objectives on climate change and food systems for COP27 and the climate challenges facing Egypt’s food system. CGIAR’s team will showcase its new global research portfolio on climate change and outline its objectives for COP27.

A panel of distinguished speakers will comment on Egypt’s priorities for COP27, actions specific to Egypt’s agrifood sector, and CGIAR’s research portfolio and plans for COP27.

Opening Remarks

  • Michael Baum, Deputy Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Egyptian Presidency COP27: Vision and Key Planned Outcomes from COP27 in the Agriculture and Food Systems space

Climate Change Challenges Facing Egypt's Food System

  • Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI

The CGIAR Climate Change Research Portfolio

  • Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR and Director General, IFPRI

CGIAR SLT Rep on CGIAR's COP27 objectives and Food Pavilion

Reflections based on the 2022 Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC

Implementing climate change goals on the ground in Africa

  • Reem Abdel Meguid, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees: The association for sustainable quality of living (Estidama) & Lead of the Africa Grows Green Initiative – COP27

USAID Climate change priorities and COP27

  • Kathleen Kirsch, Climate Integration Lead, Office of Economic Growth, USAID/Egypt

Closing Remarks

  • Michael Baum, Deputy Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Moderator