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Join us for the next IPPN Knowledge Café, a webinar series focused on building the IPPN members’ capacity to better understand a systems perspective on policy integration and acceleration; and integrated policy solutions, including curation of tools and resources that support the design and implementation of cross-cutting policy solutions. Find the session materials below!

About this webinar

Ensuring that national policies and investments are designed with a robust evidence about both the past and future climate variability and extremes is one of the most important steps towards transformation of agrifood systems to become more efficient, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable. Among economic sectors, food and agriculture sector is particularly exposed to hydrological, meteorological, and climatological hazards and disasters, from changes in rainfall distribution, frequency and intensity, temperature trends, and extreme weather events. Climate-related hazards are projected to increase in the future with differentiated levels of frequency and magnitude under various carbon emission scenarios, and impacts are expected to affect increasingly the most vulnerable communities, social and ecological systems, particularly in rural areas worldwide.

The FAO Climate Risk Toolbox (CRTB), as a part of the Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform, is an open-access digital resource aimed to assess climate risks in a systemic way for agricultural investment projects, policy plans, and decision-making processes worldwide. The CRTB includes a series of guiding questions, each of them associated with advanced climate-related geospatial information and data which allows the identification of climate risk hotspots, the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of agricultural systems and targeted communities, as well as recommendations for project and policy interventions to promote agricultural transformation and adaptation to climate change.

Join this session to explore how the use of climate risk assessments in agrifood systems provides an opportunity to address not only immediate impacts of food and nutrition crises, but to build longer term resilience by reducing poverty and malnutrition, combating climate change, reversing biodiversity loss, addressing conflict and other risks. This session will also help better understand the importance of multi-risk management approach for integrated programming for sustainable development and how evidence-based and data-driven solutions offered by this tool can strengthen the common country analysis (CCA) and broader programmatic and policy response at national level under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).


This discussion will be facilitated by the UN Development Programme, with presentations focused on concrete experiences from keynote speakers including:

  • Lev Neretin, Workstream Lead for the Environment, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Arianna Gialletti, Climate Risks and Value Chains Specialist, FAO

About the speakers

Lev Neretin is a Workstream Lead for the Environment at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He has over 20 years of experience in sustainability science, policy-making and management, including prior work for UNEP, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and UNDP. Before joining FAO, he served in Japan and the Republic of Korea as a Senior Coordinator of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan. From 2008 until 2016, he was with the GEF’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel providing science and technology advice to GEF’s projects, programs and operations. Earlier he served as UNEP-GEF Task Manager for the Russian Federation and Central Asia region and UNDP Biodiversity Expert, working on transboundary water and pollution issues, the Arctic, and marine biodiversity conservation. He held research positions at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources in Germany in 1997-2004. Mr. Neretin, national of the Russian Federation and Germany, has PhD in Oceanography from the Russian Academy of Sciences and MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Arianna Gialletti is a Climate Risks and Value Chains Specialist within the Risks Team at the FAO Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Environment. She majored in the Master of Science programme of Climate Change and Environmental Policy at the University of Leeds, UK. She has professional experience in performing climate risk assessments and climate-focused multi-stakeholder consultation services, and in providing tailored recommendations on climate risk management strategies and climate-resilient practices for agricultural systems at each step of the agrifood value chain, to climate-proof the design and development of agricultural investment projects worldwide.

Connection details

Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Time: 8:00 AM New York | 4:00 PM Addis Ababa/ Amman/ Istanbul | 8:00 PM Bangkok

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Session materials

Find the session recording below, the PPT presentations, as well as all relevant materials in the comments section below.

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Comments (2)

Nadine Ravaud
Nadine Ravaud

Dear IPPN community, thank you for joining today's Knowledge Café! Find attached the PPT presentations, and a few resources shared during the session:
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2022: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-ii/
- FAO, 2021. Mainstreaming Climate Risk Management into FAO Programming, https://www.fao.org/3/cb2669en/cb2669en.pdf
- FAO, 2022. FAO Strategy on Climate Change 2022-2031, https://www.fao.org/3/ni706en/ni706en.pdf and FAO Framework for Environmental and Social Management, https://www.fao.org/environmental-social-standards/en/
- FAO, 2022. Climate Risk Toolbox, https://data.apps.fao.org/crtb/ and FAO Hand-in-Hand (HIH) Geospatial Platform, https://data.apps.fao.org/, and the Guiding Material for Climate Risk Screening, https://doi.org/10.4060/cc2909en
- FAO, 2022. Managing Risks to Build Climate-smart and Climate Resilient Value Chains, https://www.fao.org/3/cb8297en/cb8297en.pdf
- For further information on the CRTB and FAO’s climate risk management, contact: ESM-Unit@fao.org, arianna.gialletti@fao.org and jorge.alvarbeltran@fao.org

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