Unlocking Climate Risk Insurance: Scaling up solutions through Smallholder Farmers Networks

Background

For answering climate objectives, carbon farming and standards are under development in Europe and at a global scale. Insurance and other financial solutions to disaster risk and to mitigate climate change have increasingly been recognized as an integral component of climate change adaptation and mitigation, especially for the agricultural sector. This side event will serve as a dynamic platform to discuss the diverse contributions that the cattle sector makes in Europe, the challenge it faces and the focused efforts underway to reduce GHG emissions. This session will also highlight the critical role that smallholder farmer networks can play in up-scaling climate risk insurance which has increasingly been recognized as an integral component of climate change adaptation, particularly in the agricultural sector. Challenges faced by smallholder farmers and factors to be considered to enable climate risk insurance uptake and benefits for the poor and vulnerable will also be discussed.

Speakers

Lannette Chiti
Fairtrade international

Jennifer Phillips
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative

Dr. Godefroy Grosjean
International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) 

 

Time and Location

4 Dec, 14:30-16:00, EU Pavilion: Room Helsinki