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.

Michaelmas 2013 Seminar Series
‘Demography, Agriculture & Food’

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing holds Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m at the Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD (with the exception of Thursday 17th October which is being held in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

> Seminars Programme [pdf]

> Further information: debbie.alder@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Time & Date: Thursday 28th November, from 12.30pm to 2pm

Venue: Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Emma Visman, Humanitarian Futures Programme, Kings College London

‘Making climate science usable: linking sources of risk knowledge and strengthening capacities to appropriately act on risk’

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Michaelmas 2013 Seminar Series
‘Demography, Agriculture & Food’

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing holds Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m at the Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD (with the exception of Thursday 17th October which is being held in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

> Seminars Programme [pdf]

> Further information: debbie.alder@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Time & Date: Thursday 17th October, from 12.30pm to 2pm

Venue: Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Professor Dominic Kniveton, Professor of Climate Science and Society, University of Sussex

‘Tackling climate change and variability in Africa with local, indigenous and scientific knowledge’

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

3rd June, Food, Labour and Natural Resources

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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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India faces widespread and complex water scarcity challenges, particularly in its farming sector: groundwater resources are rapidly declining and monsoon patterns more variable.

In response to these challenges, many Indian state governments have increased public investment in irrigated agriculture to promote agricultural growth. However, these efforts met with contrasting levels of success.

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