FAO report points to pressing need to boost regional food systems, accelerate action to improve diets and nutrition.
Loss and Damage, a term used frequently in the negotiations especially by developing and least developed countries, refers to permanent losses and repairable damages caused by the impact of climate change.
Also Sunday, countries and corporations announced new initiatives to cut emissions from forest use and establish sustainable forestry management programs.
National plans to curb planet-warming emissions, drawn up ahead of the Paris agreement, currently add up to a projected temperature rise of 3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2100 - well above the 1 degree Celsius rise already seen.
Pacific islanders’ lives are severely affected by the impacts of climate change and frequent natural disasters. Chronic malnutrition is a serious concern but so is the other extreme of poor diets – rising obesity.
The number of disaster displacements on annual average between 2008 and 2016 amounted to 25.3 million, according to figures released by the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Delivering his own opening address, Fedotov said the biennial Conference is dedicated to combatting corruption and “strengthening the fight against crimes enabled by corruption and to protect lives.”
The toolkit contains a sequence of review questions that support policy makers in identifying possible gaps in their national laws
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama - whose country holds the Conference of Parties (COP23) presidency - said the need for urgency was obvious.
It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought.