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November 10th at 3:30am CST - November 10th at 5:00am CST

Driving Systemic Change: Policy and Finance for Real Zero Solutions

Join us on November 10, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern European Time at the 27th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for a COP27 side event. The event will also be livestreamed. 

Climate resilience for communities requires just real zero solutions for agriculture. We will discuss the drive to net zero in agriculture, and a rights-based approach to financing climate action that restores ecosystems.

In order to make the needed transformation and adaptation to climate changes, transformative solutions and the implementation of effective projects need to be promoted and financed. But all projects and solutions are not the best choices to mitigate or adapt to climate changes. Many solutions focus only one one aspect of the problem (i.e., mitigation, offsetting) without taking the all spectrum of impacts (on communities, biodiversity and nature). To implement truly sustainable solutions, we need to go further than only technical and "efficiency focus" solutions. The event will focus on the agricultural sector.


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern European Time/3:30-5 a.m. Central Standard Time 


Hybrid event with livestream option 


Tutankhamun (100) and hybrid


Event will be accessible on the UNFCCC website for those who are registered for COP27 but who are not onsite. The event will be livestreamed on the official UNFCCC YouTube channel


CIDSE is an international family of Catholic social justice organisations working for transformational change to end poverty and inequalities, challenging systemic injustice, inequity, destruction of nature and promoting just and environmentally sustainable alternatives.

IATP is a non-profit research and advocacy organization that promotes sustainable food, farm and trade systems. IATP operates both locally and internationally.

Maryknoll is a name shared by a number of related Catholic organizations, including the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers (also known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America or the Maryknoll Society), the Maryknoll Sisters, and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners. Maryknollers focus on "combating poverty, providing healthcare, building communities and advancing peace and social justice" in the countries they serve. Maryknollers have especially engaged in social justice