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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project • AOA2012-08NSY-Lansigan

International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security

The conference was jointly organized by SEARCA and the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) through its Interdisciplinary Program on Climate Change (IdPCC), with the Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), supported by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan, as major sponsor. Additional partners included the Food Security Center (FSC) at the University of Hohenheim (UHOH), Germany and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN); Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA); United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP); and the Philippine Climate Change Commission (PCCC) as supported by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Serving as a platform for exchange on the latest knowledge on climate change impacts and adaptation linked to food security and environmental sustainability, the scientific meeting had three plenary sessions and four parallel sessions on the following themes where a total of 44 papers were presented: Status, Prospects, and Practices on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture; Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability; Climate Change Adaptation and Agriculture; Institutional and Economic Aspects of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation; Systems and Tools for Analysing Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability; Regional and South-South Collaboration in Research and Development; Networking for R&D and Capacity Building on Climate Change and Food and Environmental Security.