Agroecology is a powerful lever for solving major challenges that the current agricultural and food systems face such as vulnerability to climate change, erosion of biodiversity, land degradation, loss of soil-carbon, environmental pollution and water scarcity, among others. 

The Agroecology Coalition will take part in COP 28 (Dubai, 30 November-12 December) to advocate for the transformation of food systems through agroecology in relation to climate change.

Key resources on Agroecology at COP28

Our programme at COP28

We have co-organized side events teaming up with several organizations and we participated as discussant in other events.

  • 1 Dec, 14:30 – 16:00 (Blue Zone, Future Economy Forum Pavillon, Agriculture, Food & Water Building): We co-hosted the Solutions Dialogues on the “Blended finance to scale regenerative agroecological agriculture” with the Future Economy Forum.
  • 2 Dec, 11:00 – 12:00(Food Pavillon): Emile Frison (Agroecology Coalition Senior Advisor) spoke at the plenary on “Ensuring Integrity: Who owns, defines and verifies regenerative food & agriculture systems?”   More information here. Recording available here.
  • 5 December 18:45 – 22:00 (Dubai Marina). Emile Frison (Agroecology Coalition Senior Advisor) attended The New York Times Climate Solutions Dinner on “Nature-positive food systems for producers, people, and planet”.
  • 6 Dec, 10:00 – 11.30 (Women’s Pavilion Majlis, Green Zone): Emile Frison (Agroecology Coalition Senior Advisor) spoke at the session speak at the session “Cities leading the way on sustainable food and climate” (ICLEI)
  • 6 Dec, 15:00 – 16:30 (SE Room 8): Emile Frison (Agroecology Coalition Senior Advisor) spoke at the event “Agroecology as a Pathway for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation” (Co-organizers: Both ENDS Foundation, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)). Recording available here.
  • 8 Dec, 9:30 – 11.00 am (French Pavilion): Oliver Oliveros (Agroecology Coalition Coordinator) spoke at the event “Santé des sols : le maillon fort du développement durable” (Co-organizers: l’IRD, CIRAD 4pour1000). Streaming available here.
  • 10 Dec, 9:30 – 11 am (French Pavilion): Tackling the triplecrisis: How sustainable agriculture can deliver on climate, biodiversity, andsustainable development (Co-organizers: Agroecology Coalition, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN). Recording available here.
  • 10 Dec, Oliver Oliveros spoke at the event: “Responsible consumption and sustainable production: pathways for climate-friendly food systems”. Recording available here.
  • 11 Dec, Oliver Oliveros (Agroecology Coalition Coordinator) spoke at the event “Connecting consumers and family farmers to tackle food and climate crises” organised by Consumers International and World Rural Forum. Recording available here
  • 11 Dec, 16:45 – 18:15 (SE Room 4): Shifting the Paradigm: TowardsJust, Equitable Low-Emission Food Systems through Agroecology (Co-organizers: Agroecology Coalition, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, World Wildlife Fund ) . Recording available here.
  • 12 Dec, 14:00 – 15:00 (Food Pavilion): State of the Science for Regenerative Agriculture and Agroecology – From Evidence to Action (Co-organizers: Rockefeller Foundation, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Agroecology Coalition). Recording available here.

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    Picture credits: Kristof Nordin/ Never Ending Food