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The Great Debate on the battle to feed a changing planet
    Friday July 13, 2012 1:15pm - 2:45pm @ Auditorium

    Climate change is a global problem that threatens the well being of future generations. The latest IPCC report suggests that global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 50% by 2050 in order to avoid irreversible climate change. Hunger is a global problem that already affects 1 billion people. The UN estimates that food production, a significant component of GHG emissions, will need to increase by 70% by 2050. How can we curb emissions from food production and provide access to affordable food for everyone? Achieving both goals simultaneously will require hard and controversial choices; how can we be sure we make the right ones?
    A panel of high profile international speakers will explore questions such as “Will we starve or will we burn?' and “Can the world grow food at affordable prices and deal with climate change?”. The legacy of this event will be joint global research actions arising from the meeting of the EU Joint Programme Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, the Global Research Alliance and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

     ILRI, Kenya

    Space Broadcaster and Journalist, Ireland  

    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Newcastle University, UK

    University of California - Davis, USA

    Nobel Peace Prize (2007); Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel...

    Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government, UK

    Type Science Programme, Energy Environment & Climate
    Host Organization Teagasc
  • Organiser Rogier Schulte
  • Tags SP43

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