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Advanced course on livestock and climate change at IAMZ-CIHEAM in February 2019

17 May 2018

17/05/2018

A high-level training course on Livestock and climate change will be held in Zaragoza (Spain) in February 2019. INRA (France), FAO, the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), Bangor University (UK) and BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change (Spain) will contribute by providing scientific support in terms of contents and lecturers.

A one-week training course will be organized at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM) next February 2019 on different aspects related to livestock and climate change, the assessment of emissions, mitigation options and adaptation strategies

While Mediterranean livestock are particularly vulnerable to climate change, the livestock sector is responsible for about 14.5% of anthropogenic GHG emissions worldwide. There is a challenge in developing complementary adaptation and mitigation strategies for the sector, in accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change and Sustainable Development Goals.

Early this month, a preparatory discussion was held at the facilities of IAMZ-CIHEAM in Zaragoza with the participation of the local organizers and representatives from INRA (France), FAO, the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), Bangor University (UK) and BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change (Spain) to prepare the preliminary draft of the program.

More detailed info will be available soon on the website of IAMZ-CIHEAM: http://www.iamz.ciheam.org/