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FAO Strategy on Climate Change

Secretariat facilitates closer exchange amongst memebrs on climate finance issues Photo: GDPRD logo

Rome | Italy | 12-16 Jun 2017

The mission of the secretariat to Rome on programmatic and institutional developments was built around the Steering Committee meeting of the Global Alliance for Climate-smart Agriculture (GACSA) with interesting results on IFAD and FAO preparing well for the challenges ahead concerning climate-resilient agriculture. The secretariat has agreed with the two members on further steps to enchance the coordiantion amongst members in the climate-resilient agriculture workstream.

Engagement of FAO and IFAD in the Platform's climate resilient agriculure workstream

The secretariat will facilitate closer exchange on the issues FAO and IFAD are working on with the members of the climate-resilient agriculture workstream. The workstream is already preparing a study exploring climate finance related issues and looks forward to more intensified cooperation.

Climate and Environment Division (CBC) in the new CBD Department of FAO

The newly established CBD Department of FAO (Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water) is headed by Rene Castro, Assistant Director-General who formally headed the Forestry Department of FAO. The CBD Department does not house the UNREDD programme nor the natural resources management, which are both still with the Forestry Department.

Under the CBD Department, Mr. Martin Frick is the director of the CBC Division (Climate and Environment Division)- the organigramme linked below shows 6 teams – the environmental and social safeguard team is particularly important for the climate finance team working on project proposals to the GCF.

FAO has formed this team as to establish a quality assurance system for GCF finance which FAO is providing as a service to developing countries in order to present bankable projects to the GCF.

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