Plans for a new international Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

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Presented at the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, 5 November 2010, The Hague

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Plans for a new international Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

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  2. 2. Commission Objectives<br />To identify what policy actions are needed to help the world achieve sustainable agriculture<br />What are the main challenges confronting agriculture as a result of climate change?<br />What are the costs of action relative to inaction?<br />What approaches to agricultural development should be scaled up to meet the growing demand for food?<br />What are the main changes and policy actions needed to promote these more sustainable approaches?<br />Commission will answer these from existing evidence.<br />
  3. 3. Why a new Commission?<br />Currently a “mixed bag” of messages. <br />This confusion risks inaction or inappropriate actions. <br />The Commission will add value by producing a clear set of findings on what we need to do<br />“meta analysis”<br />
  4. 4. How will the findings be used?<br />Target climate change, agriculture and sustainability policy processes:<br />UNFCCC negotiations and COP17 in South Africa <br />Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil in 2012<br />Global Panel on Sustainability<br />Committee on World Food Security<br />Regional and national policies (e.g. CAADP & CAP)<br />
  5. 5. Commission Plan<br />Appoint up to nine scientists as Commissioners<br />Start early 2011 to complete work by December 2011<br />Commissioners will work independently<br />Expect them to meet physically twice with additional virtual meetings<br />Technical Secretariat will support the Commission<br />Set up contact points with other major initiatives on agriculture and climate change to add value <br />
  6. 6. More information<br />Visit www.ccafs.cgiar.org<br />Leave your contact details today<br />Contacts<br />David Howlett, Commission Coordinator: <br />d.j.b.howlett@leeds.ac.uk<br />Bruce Campbell, CCAFS Director:<br />brca@life.ku.dk<br />

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