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17:30 - 20:00 22 January 2015

UCL ISR Seminar Series: Addressing the joint challenges of climate change and food security

Location

Room G01 | Central House (link Map)
14 Upper Woburn Place | London | WC1H 0NN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Pete Smith, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Feeding 9–10 billion people by 2050 and preventing dangerous climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Both challenges must be met while reducing the impact of land management on ecosystem services that deliver vital goods and services, and support human health and well-being. While supply-side mitigation measures, such as changes in land management, might either enhance or negatively impact food security, demand-side mitigation measures, such as reduced waste or demand for livestock products, should benefit both food security and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. Demand-side measures offer a greater potential (1.5–15.6 Gt CO2-eq. yr-1) in meeting both challenges than do supply-side measures (1.5–4.3 Gt CO2-eq. yr-1 at carbon prices between 20 and 100 US$ tCO2-eq. yr-1), but given the enormity of challenges, all options need to be considered.


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Kiran Dhillon
+44 (0)203 108 5935 | k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk


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