Livelihoods at the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP19) – 11 to 22 November 2013 – Warsaw, Poland

Government officials are meeting in Warsaw, Poland, this week to work on solutions to climate change and lay the groundwork for a 2015 international climate agreement.

During the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP19), President of the Livelihoods Fund Bernard Giraud is invited by CIFOR and the World Bank to present the specific triple-win model of the private Livelihoods Fund and to give concrete examples of ecosystems restoration projects currently running in Africa, Asia and Latin America with the support of local NGOs and villagers.

Bernard Giraud will participate to 2 major sessions on Sunday, November 17: from 1:45 to 2:45 PM “Developing the future of the landscape approach, 2015 and beyond” and from 3:00 to 5:30 PM: “Farm and smallholder opportunities integrating agriculture, trees and forests: synergies and opportunities”.

These 2 sessions are at the very core of Livelihoods Investment Fund activities and sound a lot like the vision of the Livelihoods mission which is “to support the efforts of agricultural and rural communities to live in sustainable ecosystems which serve as the foundation for their food security and provide the resources that ensure their sustainability.”

Read more about the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19).

Read more about the Global Landscapes Forum (held on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP19, Warsaw, 16 – 17 November 2013).