2-13 December 2019

Madrid, Spain

the event

The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) will take place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. SBSTA 51/ SBI 51 will take place 2-9 December 2019.

Facing the consequences of rising temperatures such as fires and flooding, it is time to turn commitment into action. FTA bring the latest scientific research, insights and experiences to events at the 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25).

Nature-based solutions to help address the climate crisis are gaining traction. At UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid, FTA scientists will present evidence that highlights how forest conservation, agroforestry, sustainable peatland management, and control of wildfires can support both climate and development goals. The importance of social justice and gender-equitable approaches to climate action will also be showcased.


Fri, 6 Dec 2019

10:30 - 11:30

NDC Pavillion

Wildfires and NDC implementation: results from an e-discussion of the Thematic Working Group on agriculture, food security and land use

Monitoring NDC implementation and tracking its progress is essential to achieve countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement, both with regards to adaptation and mitigation. There are various challenges related to monitoring the outcomes of mitigation and adaptation actions in the AFOLU sector. The Thematic Working Group (TWG) was established in 2017 under the umbrella of […]

Rosa Román-Cuesta
Scientist, CIFOR
08:00 - 17:00

Science for climate action

Researchers from the Alliance between Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Research are participating at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. They will participate in a variety of negotiations and side events related to the Alliance’s research-for-climate action agenda. Return to this page for daily updates on their activities. Organised by: CIAT and Bioversity […]

Juan Lucas Restrepo
Deissy Martinez
Research scientist, CCAFS
Louis Verchot
Research scientist, CIAT
Steve Dean Prager
Principal Scientist for Integrated Modeling and Strategic Foresight, Decision and Policy Analysis, CIAT

Sat, 7 Dec 2019

11:30 - 13:00

CNUCCC Pavilion, room 4

Nature based solutions for negative emission

A side event organized by CIRAD and INRA. With the participation of Claude Garcia, an ecologist with CIRAD, who will be talking about forest landscape restoration in Amazonia.

Claude Garcia
Ecologist, CIRAD
12:00 - 13:30

Chilean Pavillion

Social and environmental justice as a trigger of robust ambitious climate action and prosperous future for all

Climate change profoundly affects ecosystems, societies, and people all over the world, especially the most vulnerable. To cope with it relevant simultaneous transformations in diverse fronts are needed and by doing so it is fundamental to ensure it is done in a fair and equitable way. The side event will touch upon on consideration for […]

Peter Minang
Principal Scientist, ICRAF

Mon, 9 Dec 2019

14:40 - 16:50

Institut de la francophonie pour le développement durable Pavilion

Science and territories: what synergies to protect against the effects of climate change?

As science continues to acquire new knowledge about climate change and its impacts, establishing alarming findings and scenarios, its consideration by decision-makers and local actors remains weak in light of the issues at stake. This series of side-events proposes a collective reflection aimed at reinforcing the impact of Science on decision makers at the territorial […]

Julien Demenois
Ecology researcher, CIRAD

Wed, 11 Dec 2019

08:00 - 18:30

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

3rd “4 per 1000” initiative day

With the participation of Élisabeth Claverie de Saint-Martin, CIRAD Director General in charge of Research and Strategy, Julien Demenois, 4 per 1000 Correspondent at CIRAD, and Vincent Blanfort, Climate Change Officer. More detail »

Élisabeth Claverie de Saint-Martin
Director General, CIRAD

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