IFPRI Hosts Side Event at International Climate Change Negotiations in Bonn

July 8, 2009

On the eve of  World Environment Day on June 4, 2009, IFPRI hosted a side event at the June meetings, held in Bonn, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), focusing on "Agriculture and climate change: an agenda for negotiation in Copenhagen." The event discussed the importance of negotiation outcomes that support adaptation and mitigation by poor farmers in developing countries and was based on a collection of policy briefs from IFPRI's 2020 Vision Initiative, authored by leading global climate change experts. Speakers included: 

Gerald C. Nelson (IFPRI): Agriculture and climate change in Copenhagen: perspectives from the experts
Rattan Lal (Ohio State University): Carbon sequestration in world soils
Paul Vlek (Center for Development Research, University of Bonn):  Agricultural science and technology needs for climate change adaptation and mitigation
Sean Smukler (Earth Institute, Columbia University):  Monitoring and measuring progress in meeting mitigation prospects 
Peter Minang (Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins):  Direct and indirect mitigation through tree and soil management

The webcast and presentations from the side event are available here.