WEBINAR Climate Smart Agriculture: Loss of Biodiversity and the Uncertainties associated with Climate Change

This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO eLearning Academy, Agreenium (l’Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France) and UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific). These webinars are an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. They aim to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development research and innovation perspectives.

The main objective of these technical webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged. These sessions are also recorded and therefore available at any time, through the FAO elearning Academy: elearning.fao.org.

Objectives:

  • Define the risks and uncertainties brought by climate change
  • Recognize the loss of biodiversity caused by climate change
  • Illustrate examples of climate smart agriculture as a response to increasing climate change issues
Speakers
  • Federica Matteoli – Natural Resources Officer @FAO
  • Philippe Lemanceau – Senior Scientist INRAE
  • Philippe Lemanceau is a senior scientist at INRAE. He has coordinated a large EU project (EcoFINDERS) aimed at characterizing the biodiversity (i.e., microbiota & fauna) of European soils, their functioning and the provision of ecosystem services. He has also organized the first Global Soil Biodiversity Conference in Dijon, and held editorial responsibilities in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Cristina Petracchi – Leader @FAO eLearning Academy

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