Agriculture and Innovation under Climate Change #JourneyToParis

9 December 2015

Climate-KIC and its partners present how the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) programme is developing services to boost the development, exploitation and large-scale adoption of CSA Solutions in Europe along the value chains of dairy, meat, fruit and wine.

COP21 Journey to Paris

This event is part of our #JourneyToParis.

Meet the people who are creating your zero carbon future at events leading up to the UN climate change summit in Paris — or at our official side events during COP21 at Le Bourget and in central Paris in December 2015.

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This event takes place at the Grand Palais in central Paris, Conference room 1, from 1500 – 16:50.

Content and speakers

This event will include:

An opening speech on Climate-Smart Agriculture in the current economic, environmental and political context by Jean-François Soussana (Scientific Director Environment at INRA)

• An introduction to Climate-KIC and CSA Booster: European players facilitating the transition towards climate-smart agricultural production in Europe by Mary   Ritter (International Ambassador for Climate-KIC)
• Pitches by representatives of large agri-food companies based in France, Italy and The Netherlands: Sebastien Payen (Fruition Science), Marco Caliceti (Confagricoltura) and Jaap Petraeus (Friesland Campina)
• A panel discussion with Elmar Theune (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands), Nick Major (ForFarmers, United Kingdom), a representative of the SAI Platform, Daniel Spengler (GeoForschungsZentrum, Germany), Noreen Lanigan (Bord Bia-Irish Food Board) and Edie Sonne Hall from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Facilitation: Benoit Leguet (I4CE)

If you would like to attend this event please register your details here. Due to our enhanced safety process and a high demand for places you will be entered on to a waiting list before approval. You can assist us in this process by providing your professional email where possible.
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If you would like more information, please contact COP21@climate-kic.org.