High-Level Conference on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy
Rome, Italy - The overall purpose of the Conference is to address food security and poverty reduction in the face of climate change and energy security.
FAO Headquarters in Rome will host the High-Level Conference on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy from 3 to 5 June 2008. The Conference will build upon the work initiated at the Expert Meetings of January-April 2008. All FAO member countries, relevant inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and other institutions will be invited to attend.
The overall purpose of the Conference is to address food security and poverty reduction in the face of climate change and energy security. More specifically, the objective is to assess the challenges faced by the food and agriculture sectors from climate change and bioenergy in order to identify the steps required to safeguard food security within the broader context of action being recommended to address climate change and bioenergy at the global, regional and national levels. It should thus contribute to the UN system efforts in the field of climate change.
The High-Level Conference is open to invited participants only. FAO has invited Heads of State and Government and Ministers dealing with agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, water, energy and environment of all its member countries, as well as heads of UN-system agencies and selected inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.
DATE: 3-5 June 2008
VENUE: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
Alexander Julius Müller, Assistant Director-General
Nadia Scialabba, Senior Officer (Environment and Sustainable Development)
Office of the Assistant Director-General
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
Tel: (+39) 06 57051
Cable address: FOODAGRI ROME
Fax: (+39) 06 570 53064
email: [email protected]