The event will highlight the effects of climate change on agricultural sustainability and safety, and agricultural trade trends between developed and developing countries, with a focus on standards and regulatory systems as they relate to animal, plant, and human safety.
The first day of the two-day event will look more generally at the effects of climate change on agriculture sustainability and impacts this will have on global trade flows and poverty.
Day one includes the following sessions on climate change adaptation within the following context:
"Moving Forward: The Operational and Research Agenda" will look explicitly at ongoing climate change research and adaptation programs currently in progress. Policy reform and adaptation programs will be discussed within the context of their implications for global trade flows, trade facilitation activities in developing economies, and the need for new international standards and regulatory regimes.
The second day will take a more technical approach to analyzing the specific sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) risks associated with climate change in the developing world.
Day two includes the following sessions on climate change adaptation within the following context:
"Mainstreaming Climate Change and SPS in Policy-Making" will focus on how climate change and related SPS problems can be tackled at policy level, with examples from countries that have established multidisciplinary dialogues at national level to ensure that integrated approaches are taken for adaptation. Information will also be provided on programmes and actions taken at regional/international levels to facilitate strategic planning and policy-making in the area of adaptation to climate change.
Contact: Benjamin Taylor
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