11 December 2016 - 13 December 2016
Scotsdale, Arizona

International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC) 2016 Annual Meeting

Climate Change and International Agricultural Trade in the Aftermath of COP21: IIASA scientists provide a key note on Climate Mitigation, Global Agriculture and Food Security at the Annual Meeting of the IATRC, which aims to facilitate the interchange of ideas among academic, government, and business researchers.

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The Annual Meeting is attended my academics, civil servants and researchers working in the private sector and provides an opportunity to report on-going research, and to discuss research priorities and plans.

At each meeting, a Theme Day is devoted to a single topic which may be a policy issue, an area of research, or a research methodology. This year’s Theme Day is Climate Change and International Agricultural Trade in the Aftermath of COP21. IIASA Senior Research Scholar Petr Havlik will give a presentation titled ‘Climate Mitigation, Global Agriculture and Food Security’. The presentation will communicate the results of recent projects funded by, among others, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and carried out by the Ecosystems Services and Management Program. The research highlights that a carbon tax implemented in the agricultural sector could be more detrimental to food availability than the climate change itself, without the tax revenues being properly re-distributed to foster innovation in the sector and enhance safety nets for the poorest.

The research was targeted at policymakers operating at the global and regional/ national level, with the goal of identifying how agricultural production can have minimal greenhouse gases emissions. The research also sought to identify priorities and strategies for mitigating the climate change impacts of agriculture by using integrated assessment modelling (GLOBIOM) and scenarios.

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Ecosystems Services and Management

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