SAC Researcher Presents Climate Change Report Findings

SAC Researcher Dr Anita Wreford recently presented the main findings of a report on adaptation to climate change commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Co-authored with Dr Dominic Moran (SAC) and Professor Neil Adger (from the University of East Anglia), the report, 'Climate Change and Agriculture: Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation and Options', was presented to the Joint Working Party on Agriculture and the Environment of the OECD in Paris. An emerging picture of climate change for OECD agriculture was identified but gaps were identified in understanding and valuation.

While the measures needed to adapt to climate change are broadly understood, any formal economic appraisal is proving complex because of missing information. However, the report stresses that cost-effective policy design for adaptation is still possible.  They can be more definite with regard to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture as the understanding of abatement measures is improving.

The session in Paris gave OECD member country representatives a chance to express opinions on the report and make suggestions for the final publication. 

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Dr Anita Wreford

Dr Dominic Moran


Published on 24 July 2009 in Climate, water and energy