The United Kingdom is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26, https://ukcop26.org/) in Glasgow between November 1st-12th 2021. Many of the activities promoted by the AAB Specialist groups are relevant to mitigating the effects of climate change; including the use of novel technologies to improve agricultural systems, dealing with emerging phytothreats and changes in IPM practices.
AAB are organising five coffee-time webinars that coincide with COP26. These will promote topics that are relevant to the activities of AAB specialist groups and will take a global view to the challenges of climate change.
We are hosting these events on zoom and they are coffee-time webinars at 11am GMT (except November 5th at 3pm GMT). There will be a talk for 30minutes followed by 15minutes for Q+A.
This webinar series is free to attend but pre-registration is required. Please use the same zoom link for all five webinars.
Monday November 1st 11am: Luke Bell (University of Reading): Exploring climate impacts on horticultural crop production
Friday November 5th 3pm: Julie Law (Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA): Introducing the Harnessing Plants Initiative
Monday November 8th 11am: Ryan McGuire (Queens University, Belfast); Keerthi Bandru (Humboldt University Berlin): Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security: Science-Policy Knowledge Forum Pilot
Friday November 12th 11am: Fred Otu-Larbi (Lancaster University)
Monday November 15th 11am: Bob Rees (SRUC): What are the implications of NetZero for UK agriculture?