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Global Food Security: Creating resilience in the face of climate change

UCL Institute for Global Health

Friday, February 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

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Global Food Security:

Creating resilience in the face of climate change

Friday 8th February 2013

Climate change has already affected global crop yields by altering the environmental conditions that are essential for agricultural production. Across the world, nutrition and livelihoods of the two billion farmers who rely on subsistence agriculture are expected to be the most negatively affected by this, despite having contributed the least to climate change. However, the links between food production, health and the environment remain largely unexplored. Multi-disciplinary collaboration is urgently required to enhance local resilience to climate change and environmental degradation, promote sustainable agriculture, and improve nutritional outcomes.


This symposium is an opportunity to bring together expertise in health, policy, agriculture, ecosystems and climate science to explore and debate these linkages.


Keynote speakers:

 

Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government

Climate change, food, energy and water security: challenges for the 21st century

 

Prof Amir Kassam and Prof Mike Gooding, Unviersity of Reading

Conservation agriculture: the solution to food insecurity?

 

Prof Georgina Mace, UCL

Environmental challenges in the global South: what are the solutions?

 

Deborah Doane, Director of World Development Movement

Global food policy: the challenges


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09:00-09:30 – REGISTRATION

Introduction and outline of SHARE (Sustainable Health, Agriculture and Resilient Ecosystems)

 

 Prof Anthony Costello

Institute for Global Health, UCL

Climate change, food, energy and water security: challenges for the 21st century.

 

Professor Sir John Beddington

Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government

 Panel debate, followed by Q&A with audience

Chair: Prof Anthony Costello

Institute for Global Health, UCL

 

·       Professor Sir John Beddington

Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government

·       Prof Mark Maslin

Department of Geography, UCL

·       Prof Richard Kock

Royal Veterinary College

·       Dr Sudip Mitra

School of Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University

11:00-11:20 – BREAK

Teas and coffees provided in the Cissy Chu Common Room                                                                       

Conservation agriculture: an approach to reducing food insecurity.

 

Prof Mike Gooding & Prof Amir Kassam

University of Reading, East Malling Research

Panel debate on relating the concept of conservation agriculture to extreme citizen science, women’s groups and soil health.

Q&A with audience

Chair: Prof Maria Lee

Centre for Law and the Environment, UCL

 

·      Prof Mike Gooding

University of Reading

·      Prof Amir Kassam

University of Reading

·      Prof Muki Haklay

Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, UCL

·      Prof Kishwar Azad & Prof Anthony Costello

Institute for Global Health, UCL

12:30-13:30 – LUNCH. Lunch is provided in the Cissy Chu Common Room. There are vegetarian and gluten free options available

 

 Environmental challenges in the global South: what are the solutions?

 

Prof Georgina Mace FRS

UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Research

Panel debate with perspectives on challenges and solutions to environmental pressure from Malawi, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Q&A with audience

Chair: Dr Caroline Howe

UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Research

 

·      Prof Georgina Mace

Centre for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Research, UCL

·      Mrs Deepa Pullanikkatil

LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa, University of Malawi

·      Dr Bandana Pradhan

Tribhuvan University

·      Dr Atiq Rahman

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies

 

14:35-14:50 – BREAK. Teas and coffees provided in the Cissy Chu Common Room

Global food policy: the challenges

Deborah Doane

Director, World Development Movement

Panel debate followed by Q&A with the audience

Chair: Dr Sarah Bell

UCL Centre for Resource Efficiency & the Environment (CREE)

 

·      Deborah Doane

Director, World Development Movement

·      Prof Andrew Dorward

SOAS Food Studies Centre

·      Dr Fiona Smith

UCL Faculty of Laws

 Concluding remarks

Prof Anthony Costello

Institute for Global Health, UCL

16:00-17:45 - DRINKS RECEPTION

A selection of drinks are available in the Cissy Chu Common Room

 

 

To find out more about future and past events, and watch previous symposia online visit www.ucl.ac.uk/global-health/events

 

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When & Where



Denys Holland Lecture Theatre
Endsleigh Street
London
WC1H

United Kingdom

Friday, February 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (GMT)


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