Packed COP21 debate on how to develop a climate-smart food system


Yesterday (2 December), the Grantham Centre and the Worldwide Universities Network hosted a busy panel discussion at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. The event, ‘What are the research challenges associated with developing a climate-smart agri-food system?’ brought together scientists social scientists to consider how we may need to adapt the global food system as a result of climate change.

It followed the publication of the Grantham Centre’s first briefing note on the unfolding global crisis of soil loss. Lead author Professor Duncan Cameron was one of the speakers at yesterday’s discussion, which was chaired by Grantham Centre Director, Professor Tony Ryan OBE.

Catch up on the discussion with Storify
Read Professor Peter Horton’s blog on a climate-smart food system
Find out more about the Grantham Centre at COP21

Below you can view the slides presented by each speaker:

tim-thumbProfessor Tim Benton – slides (PDF, 504KB)

UK Champion for Global Food Security
University of Leeds

steve-thumbProfessor Steve Long FRS – slides (PDF, 1MB)

Institute of Genomic Biology
University of Illinois

duncan-thumb Professor Duncan Cameron – slides (PDF, 1.011MB)

P3 / Animal and Plant Sciences
The University of Sheffield

debra-thumbProfessor Debra Davidson – slides (PDF, 186KB)

Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
University of Alberta

michelle-thumbProfessor Michelle Holdsworth – slides (PDF, 266KB)

School of Health and Related Research
The University of Sheffield