Wednesday 17 January 2023, 10-11am
Changing our food system could, arguably, be approached with different aims and perspectives. What happens when the aim of change is net zero though? What are the win-wins from climate adaptation and mitigation? What could this mean on a practical level for farmers? But what too are the trade-offs we might need to weigh up, and what would their implications be over time? Our speaker, Dr Pete Falloon, lays all of this out for us. Based at the Met Office, Pete leads the organisation’s Climate Service for Defra, providing scientific advice to support the department’s decision making on climate resilience and adaptation in the agri-food system.
The webinar is chaired by Jez Fredenburgh, Knowledge Exchange Fellow for the AFN Network+, and agri-food journalist. Jez is based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia.
Dr Pete Falloon leads the Met Office’s Climate Service for Defra on Food, Farming and Natural Environment, which provides scientific advice in support of climate resilience and adaptation in the agri-food system. The climate service feeds into the UK's Climate Change Risk Assessment and National Adaptation Programme, and Defra's UK Food Security Report. Alongside climate resilient food systems, Pete's interests include soil (especially carbon), water, agriculture (particularly greenhouse gas fluxes and land management), land use and climate interactions.
About the webinar series:
This webinar is part of a series run by AFN Network+ which explores net zero in the UK agri-food system with leading movers and shakers. Expect deep and varied insight from across the sector, including farmers, scientists, policy analysts, community leaders, retailers, politicians, businesses and health professionals.
The series is put together by Prof Neil Ward, co-lead of AFN Network+, and Jez Fredenburgh, the network's knowledge exchange fellow and agri-food journalist. Both Neil and Jez are based at the Tyndall Centre at UEA. Follow Jez on Twitter/X and follow Neil on Twitter/X.
Watch past webinars here and listen to our podcast here. You can also follow AFN Network+ on Twitter/X and LinkedIn.
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UK Research has funded this Network+ with the support of these 4 councils:
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)