International conference on agriculture and climate change (ICACC2012)

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Energy and Resources Institute, the (TERI)
Date:
29-30 Jan 2013
Location:
India (New Delhi)
Venue:
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road

Climate change is emerging as one of the threats, which can seriously hamper crop productivity, thus threatening the food security of the world's most economically disadvantageous section of the society. The impact of potential climatic changes include extremes of temperature, rise in temperature, sudden and early rise in temperature at the end of spring season, sea level rise, changes in the monsoon timing and intensity, possibility of flood and drought etc. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report, the poorest countries would be hardest hit, with reductions in crop yields in most tropical and sub-tropical region due to decreased water availability, and new or changes insect pest incidence. The climatologists do predict the occurrence of frequent climatic extremes as the routine events in the future, which will have its impact directly as well as indirectly on human life. With the above background, the 'International Conference on Agriculture and Climate Change' would deliberate upon various issues related to agriculture sustainability under changing climatic conditions.

The conference will cover the issues under the following thematic areas:

  • Session I : Impact of climate change on agriculture
  • Session II : Coping strategies
  • Session III : Preparedness for climate change
  • Session IV : The way forward
  • Session V : Concluding session


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How to register

Dr Vibha Dhawan / Dr Nutan Kaushik
Executive Director / Senior Fellow
Plant Biotechnology
Environmental & Industrial Biotechnology Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC, Lodhi Road
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
Tel. no. +91 - 11 - 2468 2100, 41504900
Fax no. +91 - 11 - 2468 2144, 2468 2145
E-mail: kaushikn@teri.res.in

Keywords

Themes:
Capacity Development, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture
Hazards:
Drought, Flood
Countries:
India
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