Archived Event

Week 2: Climate Risk Interactions in Agriculture and Food Systems

October 14th, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

Description: This session focuses on compounding, cascading, and teleconnected risks that are either directly or indirectly attributed to climate change. Speakers will explore the multidimensional risk interactions between climate change and wildfire, water scarcity, air/soil pollution, fertilizer pollution, public health (including COVID-19), urban sprawl, wildlife conservation, groundwater management, etc. 

Week 1: Adaptation & Mitigation Synergies

October 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Description: This session targets potential solutions that achieve both climate change adaptation and mitigation in agricultural systems. Speakers will explore changes to the way we grow food can increase resilience to climate stresses while simultaneously reducing atmospheric greenhouse gases. Notable examples include the development of perennial cropping systems, breeding for root traits, and regenerative agronomic practices like no-till. 

Catalyzing Adaptive and Resilient Food Systems Webinar Series

About the Workshop

Climate change and associated extreme disaster events threaten agricultural productivity, food stability, and rural community resilience around the world. This webinar series brings together diverse perspectives -- from climate scientists and social scientists to crop biologists and ecologists -- to address the multi-dimensional challenges and opportunities associated with developing climate adaptive and resilient food systems in California, the US, and beyond.