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UNFCCC Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation (TEM-M)

June 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

The UNFCCC Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation will be held at The Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB 50) in Bonn, Germany on June 20th and 21st from 11:00 to 19:00 (CEST). UNFCCC will be running a live webcast available to those not in physical attendance.

The meetings aim to promote sustainability of the water-energy-food nexus to address the issues related to increasing demand for food from a growing global population which, in addition to climate change, is placing significant pressure on agricultural production and natural resources.

During the sessions, governments and non-party stakeholders will explore high-potential mitigation policies, practices, and technologies with significant sustainable development co-benefits, with the potential in increase pre-2020 climate ambition. It will be led and organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), supported by the UNFCCC secretariat.

The event will consist of the following six sessions:

Session 1: Decarbonizing the primary production phase of the agri- food chain

Session 2: Decarbonizing the post harvesting phase of the agri-food chain

Session 3: Circular economy solutions/innovations in water and energy management for the agri-food chain

Session 4: Nature based solutions to integrate energy and water aspects into the agri-food chain

Session 5: Making Water-Energy- Food integrated policies work for food security and the climate

Session 6: Replicating and upscaling innovative solutions for securing clean energy and water access for the agri-food chain

Session five in particular will focus on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and feature Margaret Koli as a speaker. In light of the outcomes of the workshop in Nigeria and the initiation of the WEFS nexus online platform, the session calls upon experts to address the questions below related to learning from what works and where we are regarding policy and governance solutions aimed at promoting renewable energy and smart water use in the agri-food chain and socio-economic benefits of such solutions by discussing case studies, examples and their work experience:


  • What policy and governance solutions are available/used to help accelerate the scaling up of renewable energy and smart water use in the agri-food chain?
  • How  these solutions benefit the agri-food chain, particularly in rural areas?
  • What can Parties and non-Party stakeholders learn from these policy options and governance frameworks, including the enablers and challenges/barriers, to result in emission reductions and sustainable development co-benefits?



June 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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