IFOAM participation in the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations - COP19, Poland

At the COP19 in Warsaw, IFOAM informed international and national decision makers of the multiple benefits of high-sequestration organic agriculture for climate change resilience, food security and sustainable development.

IFOAM was proud to have a chance to host a side-event during the negotiations on transforming farming systems for food & climate security & sustainable rural development together with the Environmental Defense Fund on Friday 15th November.  More information can be found here.

In addition IFOAM was one of the organizers of the Global Landscapes Forum, which was held on the sidelines of the negotiations to develop the potential of the landscape approach to inform future UNFCCC agreements and the achievement of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals. IFOAM partnered with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Biovision Foundation and the Millennium Institute to co-host an event that explored the international, national and local policies and initiatives required to enable equitable and resilient sustainable rural development and realize the right to food at the landscape and community levels – especially for vulnerable people. The IFOAM lead event featured a range of key stakeholders including IUCN, UNCCD and FAO. More information can be found here