Climate change

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and the transport of food make up a significant proportion of global emissions, while climate change will impact food systems through increased drought, flooding and extreme weather events.

Time: 7.30am - 9am

Date: Wednesday 12th November

Location: Blake Morgan, Seacourt Tower, West Way Oxford OX2 0FB

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Speaker: Dr John Ingram, Leader of Oxford’s Food Systems Programme, formerly Executive Officer of the 10-year Global Environmental Change and Food Systems project, and Chair, Royal Society/British Academy “Future Earth” Group

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Speaker: Dr Rosemary Collier from Warwick University

Date: Thursday 3rd December 

Time: 17:15

Location: Gottmann Room, School of Geography and the Environment

To register contact: roger.sykes@eci.ox.ac.uk

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This week’s IFSTAL Lecture

Date: Thursday 11th of February

Time: 5:00pm for a prompt 5:15pm start

Location: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Southparks Road

 

‘Strategies for change in the food system: News from the front line’ will see a varied panel of speakers reflect on strategies for change in the food system that they have tried to implement.

 

On the panel we have:

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Join the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on 12 February for a seminar on environmental change and food security, presented by Dr John Ingram of Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute (ECI).

Date: Thursday, 12 February, 2015

Time: 4-5.30pm

Venue: International Institute for Environment and Development, 80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH.

To attend this event: contact Claire Hatfield (claire.hatfield@iied.org), assistant coordinator of the Partnerships team at IIED.

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Mark Lawrence is visiting the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group on Friday 28th June 2013 and will be giving a talk about his work on food security and sustainability entitled 'Integrating environmental sustainability into the Dietary Guidelines’

Date: Friday 28th June

Time: 1pm

Venue: Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus

Please contact Fay Nugent if you would like to attend this talk.

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St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

07th November 2018

 

A multi-disciplinary research conference on the effects of meat and dairy on population health, the economy, society and the environment

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Time and location:

Thursday 21st April 2016, 3:00pm, Oxford Martin School Seminar Room 1, https://goo.gl/maps/7suTz7NcTep

Speaker:

Craig Bakker, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, John Hopkins University

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Speaker: Professor James Jones, University of Florida

Date: Thursday, February 13th

Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm, followed by drinks reception

Venue: Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

About the Talk:

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP) goals are to substantially improve the capabilities for evaluating food security at local to global scales by improving agricultural models and protocol-based methods for using them.

In this talk, Professor James Jones will summarize the overall framework being developed and used by AgMIP contributors globally, with an emphasis on evaluation of technology and policy options for increasing productivity and reducing poverty at multiple scales, taking into account future climate change as well as future trends in other major factors affecting food security. Example results from AgMIP teams in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia will be shown.

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Speaker: Dr Elin Röös, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Title: Designing Sustainable Diets at a National Level – a Case Study of Sweden

Date: Wednesday 18 February

Time: 4.15pm

Location: Gottman Room, OUCE

The talk will be 30-45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session and then a short wine reception.

Everyone welcome.

Livestock production is responsible for 14,5% of global GHG emissions and one third of arable land is used to grow feed. The consumption of meat and dairy must be reduced in the developed world to meet sustainability targets. But what is a sustainable level of animal products in the diet? Many advocate raising animals on resources that are not suitable for human consumption such as grass from marginal land unsuited for crop production and by-products, while using arable land to produce human edible foods. But how much meat and what kind of diet would such an approach result in? In this seminar I will present and discuss the sustainability of such diets produced in Sweden and its implications for Swedish agriculture.

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