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Climate Change, Agriculture and Trade:  Promoting Policy Coherence

October 29 , 2009
Washington, DC

As the global community aims to reach a new international climate change framework, it is also faced with pressing food security needs among the world’s poor. The production
and trade of food and agricultural products will be impacted by climate change, as well as by policy responses to climate change. An increased understanding of the nexus between
climate change, agriculture, food security and trade is required so that greater policy coherence can be attained at both the international and national level.

Platform Paper Release


Presentations and Speeches


  • Carlo Trojan, IPC Chairman

Opening Address

  • The Honorable Friis Arne Petersen, Danish Ambassador to the U.S.


Session I - Climate Change Policies and Food Security

Session II - U.S. Domestic and International Policy

  • Bill Hohenstein, Director, Global Climate Change Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture

           Status of Climate Change Negotiations and U.S. Policy Development

  • Michael Yates, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Bureau, USAID

              Climate Change, Agriculture, and Trade from a Development Perspective

  • Roger Beachy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Deparment of Agriculture

            Priorities for Agricultural Research in the Context of Climate Change

Session III - African Agriculture and Climate Change

Session IV - ICTSD-IPC Platform Recommendations

  • Daniel Martino, Carbosur, Coordinating Lead Author of the Agriculture Chapter for the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    The Treatment of Agriculture in a New Climate Change Regime
  • Carlos Perez del Castillo, former Chairman of the WTO General Council; IPC Member

              Climate Change and Trade

  • Tim Josling, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University; IPC Member

              Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies and Agriculture

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