Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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18jan-apnuconferenceOn Tuesday 5 February, EGMONT - The Royal Institute for International Relations & APNU - The United Nations Association in Belgium, with the support of UNRIC, invite you to a conference with Professor Jean Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC or GIEC) and Professor Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food will speak on the topic: Climate Change and Food Security.

18h00 to 19h30, Palais des Académies, rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles.

Human usage of fossil fuels has become the main cause of climate change over the last 50 years. The resulting global warming of the Earth's surface, changes in the hydrological cycle, and changes in the frequency or intensity of extreme weather and climate events have severe consequences for our ability to feed a growing population. There is an increasing awareness that action is required at many levels, both to mitigate climate change and, urgently, to adapt our ways of producing and consuming food to these new challenges. Prof. De Schutter and Prof. van Ypersele shall describe these challenges; review the options; and speak about the political will necessary to preserve the future.

The conference will be in English. Questions in French and Dutch are welcome

It is necessary to register in advance, by fax (02-223.41.16), by mail (69 rue de Namur, B-1000 Bruxelles) or by e-mail : conferences@egmontinstitute.be , before the Wednesday 30 January 2013, providing your Name, Title and Organisation.

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