CCCEP associate gives presentation at UK-China seminar on climate change and agriculture
David Howlett, an associate of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), gave a presentation in Beijing at a recent (8-10 November) UK-China seminar on climate change and agriculture, organised by the UK-China Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network (SAIN).
In David's presentation, 'Prospects for Agriculture in Climate Change Negotiations', he discussed what happened during the Copenhagen negotiations, what might happen in Cancun, and what we might expect at next year's negotiations in South Africa.
David said that agriculture needed to be included in future agreements, both in terms of adaptation and mitigation, and that we should be looking for triple wins: agriculture adapted to climate change; that reduces emissions and sequesters carbon; and delivers livelihood and food security benefits.
David also noted the importance of joined-up thinking on agricultural and climate change policies, and to bring agriculture and forestry together, agriculture being a major driver of deforestation.