Hereby we would like to invite you to the end-of-the-year meeting of Climate Smart Agriculture CSA@WUR. An informal meeting to discuss about the ins and outs of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) . We would like to exchange views and discuss the main outcomes of this meeting, as well as to talk about opportunities for our future work. Several COP attendees will share their experiences during a series of pitches. In addition, we will present the updated Unique Selling Points of WUR on CSA.
To organize the drinks, we would be happy to hear if you could join the meeting before December 7th by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
During the COP 17 held in Durban, South Africa, in 2011, an Ad Hoc Working Group (ADP) was established to “develop a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties” (Decision 1/CP.17). The ADP will conclude negotiations this December 2015, at the COP 21 in Paris, and the new instrument should enter into force in 2020. Considering the global relevance of this outcome for future climate change actions, CSA@WUR is organizing this informal meeting to discuss the main outcomes, in particular relevant for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and the land-use sector, and to explore opportunities for our future work.
Climate Smart Agriculture has the potential to become one of the main strategies for increasing food and nutrition security while also building resilience to climate change and generating mitigation benefits. WUR aims to be a world leading university and research institution for CSA, offering a transdisciplinary approach, and responding in an integrated way to various demands around the world. Many researchers of Wageningen UR and partners are already working on specific topics of CSA. To better address demands and needs in a holistic way, we have created a CSA expertise network: CSA@WUR. One of the first tasks of the network has been to define WUR’s Unique Selling Points, and to map ongoing CSA research and activities within WUR. We would like to build on our expertise and provide multidisciplinary approaches and solutions to current agriculture and climate change challenges. Now is the moment to join all our expertise as ONE Wageningen and to build stronger consortia with partners, for worldwide activities on CSA.