8 November, 2011
12:00 - 14:00
|Side Event 1
|Successful Approaches by the Sector Agriculture, Forestry &
Fisheries to increase Climate Resilience in South Africa
|12:00 - 14:00
||Side Event 2
|Sustainable Production Systems
||15:00 - 17:00
||Side Event 3
|Climate change-influenced Impacts on Fish and Fisheries Livelihoods
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
(DAFF) cordially invites you to attend the following side events hosted by the
Department during COP 17 (28 Nov. - 9 Dec. 2011):
30 November 12:00-14:00 Side Event 1: Successful Approaches by
the Sector Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to Increase Climate Resilience
in South Africa.
Topics to be addressed are: The atlas of climate
change and the South African agricultural sector: A 2010 perspective;
Development of a GHG emission database for the agricultural sector of South
Africa; Land degradation assessment of dryland areas in South Africa and
sustainable land management practices; Integrating rural communities into
sustainable utilization and management of natural resources: A case study in
the Eastern Cape Province on the rehabilitation of coastal forest; 100 years of
forestry and sustainable forest management in South Africa; Nguni cattle as
future breed to meet global warming challenges; and Area-wide IPM using the
sterile insect technique: A precision tool promoting climate smart agriculture;
- 1 December 12:00-14:00 Side Event 2: Sustainable production
Topics to be
addressed are: CA in South Africa: Current perspective and action research,
learning and education with farmers expediting adaptation to climate change;
Conservation agriculture: A pro-active strategy to mitigate global warming and
climate change in cropland agriculture; Water harvesting technology; Farmers'
experiences in adoption of CA and derived benefits that serve as mitigation and
adaptation practices; CA and LandCare mainstreaming approaches by the national
and provincial sphere in advancing climate smart conservation agriculture;
Climate smart organic farming and food and water security; and Ecosystem-based
adaptation to climate change: Applications to rangeland-based production
systems in South Africa;
- 5 December 15:00-17:00 Side Event 3: Climate change-Influenced
Impacts on Fish and fisheries Livelihoods, to be announced.
- Venue: Jacket Plum Tree (45 pax) Networking Marque, Climate
Change Response (CCR) Expo, Durban Priority Zone, 77 Monty Naicker St (previously Pine St), ICC, Durban.
Please note that topics to be
addressed are subject to change.
The objectives of these Side Eventsare to showcase
DAFF's climate change-related successes, experience and expertise;to promote
sustainable and resilient terrestrial, marine and aquatic ecosystems; to
increase the sector's climate resilience; to network with national and
international climate change experts and the public at large, notably during
lunch at 14:00; to promote sustainable food, feed, fodder and timber/energy
production; to promote sustainable livelihoods; and to enhance climate change
Each of the three Side Event themes will be elucidated
by five or six presentations by South African experts who successfully completed
climate change-related projects in partnership with DAFF or by DAFF experts.
The programme will allow time for discussions.
As each side event can be attended by a maximum of 40
participants, you are cordially requested to complete and to submit the reply
form attached nolater than Monday 14 November 2011. Pre-registration
to attend the side event/s of your choice is, unfortunately,the only way to
guarantee a seat.
(side events and exhibitions) can be visited daily from 10:00 to 18:00;
visitors will be registered and will not need accreditation. As a daily visitor
you will receive a colour-coded wrist band on registration at the CCR Expo
registration desk for that specific day. Your ID book/passport will be required
during registration for security purposes;
registration fee will be charged;
that CCR Expo registered/accredited persons will not have access to the United Nations (UN) ICC precinct;
persons will, however, have access to the CCR Expo and this will provide the
opportunity to network and to exchange expertise;
The ICC area
will be cordoned off and will be a vehicle-free zone during COP 17.
The DAFF COP
17 Task Team, unfortunately, cannot assist you with travel and accommodation
arrangements and is unable to financially support side event participants.
The DAFF COP 17 Side Event Task Team is
looking forward to your highly regarded participation in our Side Events and to
your pre-registration as side event participant.
DAFF COP 17 Side Event Task Team
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