Scaling up Climate Actions for Resilient and Low Emission Landscapes in Asia and Pacific: In the Lead up to COP27 – Event Series

Climate foresight exercise during Event 2 to capture collective vision for 2050 of a resilient and low emission agriculture in Asia, facilitated by a scenario expert and a visual artist. Illustration : Mekong Institute/Eisen Bernardo

To keep up the COP26 momentum and as preparation of the upcoming COP27 in 2022, the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) and its development partners jointly organised a series of events in March 2022.

The ‘Scaling up Climate Actions for Resilient and Low Emission Landscapes in Asia and Pacific: In the Lead up to COP27’ event series consists of following:

Event 1: Post COP26 Synthesis of Key Outcomes for Land Use Sector in Asia-Pacific, 1 to 3 March 2022.

Event 2: Scaling up resilient and low-emission practices in Asia – the role of climate policies, 15 to 16 March 2022.

Event 3: Scaling up resilient and low-emission practices through partnerships, 22 March 2022.

The event is jointly organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), FAO’s Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB), RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests, the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC-UNEP), ASEAN-CRN and the ASEAN Negotiating Group for Agriculture (ANGA) as supported by the GIZ ASEAN AgriTrade project with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the ASEAN Secretariat – Food, Agriculture, Forestry Division (FAFD).

The documentation of the event series will be available in this page.

Relevant news:
Scaling Up Climate Actions in Land-use Sector in Asia-Pacific

Event 1: Post COP26 Synthesis of Key Outcomes
for Land Use Sector in Asia-Pacific, 1 to 3 March 2022.

The first event focused on significant highlights and decisions from of COP 26 that are relevant to both forestry and agriculture, as an attempt to move towards resilient and low-emission landscapes in a cross-sectoral and coordinated manner.

Opening Programme
Mr Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  (FAO), FAO’s Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB)
Ms Pouchamarn Wongsanga, Principal Advisor, ASEAN Agritrade, GIZ
– Mr David Ganz, Executive Director RECOFTC
– Mr Dian Sukmajaya, Food, Agriculture, Forestry Division (FAFD), ASEAN Secretariat
– Mr Nghia Tan, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC-UNEP)
– Mr Mario Boccuci, Head UN-REDD Programme Secretariat

Highlights from COP 26 on Agriculture
Ms Imelda Bacudo, Co-Chair of GACSA and ASEAN-CRN Coordinator
Dr Margaret Yoovatana, DoA Thailand and ASEAN-CRN Chair

COP-26 Negotiations and Key Outcomes for Forestry Sector
Dr Nur Masripatin, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Forestry-Indonesia/RECOFTC Board of Trustee Chair

Panelist:
Mr Chris Dickinson, Land USe, Forests and Ecosystems Senior Specialist, Green Climate Fund
Dr Margaret Yoovatana, Senior Policy and Plan Specialist, Department of Agriculture, Thailand
Dr Lu De, Executive Director, APFNet (Asia-PAcific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation_
Ms Krystal Crumpler, Climate Change Specialist, FAO
Dr Promote Kant, Adjunct Professor, Advanced Institute of Wildlife Conservation Chennai & Director, Institute of Green Economy
Mr Millan Dhungana, Section Head, Emission Inventory Section, Climate Change Management Division, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal
Dr Suchitra Chantragoon, Independent expert on nature conservation
Ms Anna Lehmann, Global Climpate Policy Director, Wildlife Works
Mr Martial Bernoux, Senior Natural Resources Officer, FAO
Dr Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Executive DIrector, Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Research and Development (CIPRED)
Mr. Mohammad Hariz Bin Abdul Rahman, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Ms Sairak Chailanggar, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE)
Mr Jigme Tensin, Principal Agriculture Officer, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan
Ms Manar Abdelmagied, Climate Change Specialist, FAO
Mr Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, Bangladesh

Moderator and Session Moderator:
Ms Imelda Bacudo, Co-Chair of GACSA and ASEAN-CRN Coordinator
Mr Mathieu van Rijn, Forestry Officer at FAO Regional Office for Asia-Pacific
Ms Regan Pairojmahakij, Senior Programme Officer, RECOFTC
Mr Ronnakorn Triraganon, Manager-Capacity Development and Technical Services, RECOFTC
Mr Beau Damen, Natural Resources Officer, FAO
Mr Lok Mani Sapkota, RECOFTC

Event 2: Scaling up resilient and low-emission practices in Asia
 – the role of climate policies, 15 to 16 March 2022.

The second workshop explored and dive deeper into climate policies with a focus on agriculture.

Opening:
Keynote Message, Ms Marlene D. Ramirez, AsiaDHRRA
Ms Pouchamarn Wongsanga, Principal Advisor, ASEAN Agritrade, GIZ
Mr Toyohisa Aoyama, Director General for Technical Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

Session 1: Climate Science and Global Initiatives
IPCC WG2 Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Dr Toshihiro Hasegawa, Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 5 Food, Fibre and Other Ecosystem Products
-Global Methane Pledge and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Dr Nathan Borgford Parnell, Science Programme Officer, CCAC
Adaptation Policies and the Glasgow – Sharm el-Sheikh work programme on the global goal on adaptation (Talking points), Dr Alvin Chandra, Programme Specialist in climate finance, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
How can Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture support the transition to low emissions and resilient agriculture?, Mr Martial Bernoux, Senior Natural Resources Officer (Climate Change), FAO

Session 2: Examples of Technologies and Practices Used in the Field
-India- Farmer School to Strengthen Resilience, Mr Dharmendar Gogu, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India
-Alternate Wetting and Drying and Progress on MRV, Mr Ole Sander, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and CCAC
-Philippines – RWAN/AMIA Project on Adaptation Planning, Ms Hazel Tanchuling, RWAN
-ASEAN Climate Smart Agriculture Project on Low Emissions Livestock, Mr Andreas Wilkes, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre
-Farmer Groups’ Insight into the Sharing from Day 1: Farmers’ Hopes from the Climate Policies, Ms Babyluz Bador, President National Rural Women Coalition- Philippines

Session 3: Climate Foresight Visioning Exercise
Facilitator: Ms Rathana Peou Norbert-Munns, Climate Foresight and Scenarios Development Expert
Visual Artist: Mr Eisen Bernardo, Mekong Institute

Expert comments on Visions
Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Program Director of Environment Research Program, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Science (JIRCAS)
Dr Margaret Yoovatana, Department of Agriculture, Thailand and Mr Mohammed Hariz, MARDI, Malaysia
Policy Support, Ms Huong Do Thi, GIZ SIPA Vietnam

Moderator and Session Moderator:
Ms Imelda Bacudo, Co-Chair of GACSA and ASEAN-CRN Coordinator
Mr Beau Damen, Natural Resources Officer, FAO
Ms Akiko Nagano, Program Officer (Climate change in agriculture), FAO
Mr Mohamed Langston Diagne, FAO, Climate change consultant

Event 3: Scaling up resilient and low-emission practices
through partnerships, 22 March 2022.

The last event of the series will focus on available support, introducing partners and potential matchmaking support and needs.

Session 1: Presentation of 2050 VISION for agriculture : Result of Climate Scenarios Visioning Exercise
Ms, Rathana Peou Norbert-Munns, Climate Foresight and Scenarios Development Expert, FAO
Dr Margaret Yoovatana, Department of Agriculture, Thailand

Session 2: Introduction of various stakeholders working towards scaling up climate actions in the agriculture and land use sectors
Dr Saturnina Halos, Department of Agriculture (DA-BAT) Biotechnology Advisory Team, Philippines
Dr. Setiari Marwanto, Indonesian Soil Research Institute.
Mr. Mohammad Hariz Bin Abdul Rahman, MARDI
Dr Margaret Yoovatana, Department of Agriculture, Thailand
Mr Tadahisa Manabe, Asia Productivity Organization (intergovernmental organization)

Session 2: Non-Governmental Organizations & International Non-Governmental Organizations Perspectives
ASEAN AgriTrade project, Ms Pouchamarn Wongsanga, Principal Advisor, ASEAN Agritrade, GIZ
FAO in Asia and the Pacific, Mr Beau Damen, Natural Resources Officer, FAO
Ms Regan Pairojmahakij, Senior Programme Officer, RECOFTC
Mr Reginald, Director of Programs, Grow Asia
Ms Yacinta Esti, ASEAN SMEs, GIZ
The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA), Mr Simon Leiva, Coordinator of GACSA
Ms Imelda Bacudo, CCAC Consultant

Session 2: Farmers and Farmer Organizations
Ms Marlene D. Ramirez, AsiaDHRRA
The Work We Do and The Partnerships We Seek for Climate Resilient Agriculture in ASEAN, Ms Esther Penunia, Asian Farmers Association
Ms Hazel Tanchuling, Rice Watch Action Network

Session 2: Private Sector Examples of Partnerships
Storing Carbon in Agricultural Sols through a Collaborative Approach Involving Farmers. An Agrifood Company and Research, Ms Anne-Marie Joliet-NATAIS company, Dr Eric Ceschia- INRAE/CESBIO and Dr Suzanne Reynders-INRAE, France.
Introduction of Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and good practices in the agriculture sector, Mr Jun Watanabe, Researcher, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
Latest Agriculture with Solar Sharing. Realizing Low Emission and Sustainable Agricultural Community with Partners in Asia, Mr Koji NISHI, CEO of Agritree Co., Ltd.

Session 2: Research Organizations Perspectives
-Dr Romeo Labios, Technical Advisor for Partnerships, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
-Climate Tools and Services for Low Emission Rice Production, Dr Bjoern Ole Sander, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)-One CG
-Ms Allison Lewin, Director, Climate Partnerships, Asia Pacific Region, The Nature Conservancy

Moderator and Session Moderator:
Ms Imelda Bacudo, Co-Chair of GACSA and ASEAN-CRN Coordinator
Mr Moch Taufiqul Mujib, ASEAN AgriTrade project, GIZ
Ms Srijita Dasgupta, Climate Change Specialist, FAO
Mr Mohamed Langston Diagne, FAO, Climate change consultant
Ms Akiko Nagano, Program Officer (Climate change in agriculture), FAO
Mr Beau Damen, Natural Resources Officer, FAO
Ms Natasha Angsakulchai and Ms Saniwan Buaban, ASEAN AgriTrade project, GIZ

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