There is, of course, the flurry of activity, revolving around CGIAR’s joint presence at Rio+20. Amongst these preparations, we still took time though to participate from 14 until 25 May in the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) held in Bonn (Germany). SBSTA is an important conference that frames the scientific and technological advice to the Conference of Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP).
With agriculture placed on SBSTA’s agenda this year, the CGIAR Research Program for Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has taken a lead to coordinate CGIAR’s presence at SBSTA, similar to our activities at Planet under Pressure.
CCAFS is reporting live on the week’s activities, in which the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are also participating.
For updates on the latest, read CCAFS blog for SBSTA.
Photo credit: T. Timmermann/CCAFS