Climate-smart and sustainable land use in the tropics

Organised by Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing

Fri 30 November 2018 14:00 to 17:00

Venue Lumen, gebouwnummer 100
Room 1

The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss different perspectives for climate smart and sustainable land use options and experiences in tropical environments. The workshop follows the PhD thesis defense of Patric Brandt at 11 am that same day. You are also invited to attend the public defense of the thesis in the Aula.

Time Subject Name
14:00 Opening Martin Herold
14:15 Long term effects of human activities on nutrient cycles in two large river basins Lex Bouwman, Utrecht University
14:45 Demand/supply side options for improving the place of livestock in environmentally sustainable food systems Pierre Gerber, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
15:15 Break
15:45 Greenhouse gas emissions associated with degradation and conversion of peat swamp forests to agriculture Lou Verchot, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
16:15 Some thoughts on the ethics of promoting climate smart agriculture in Africa Ken Giller, Wageningen University
16:45 Final discussions
17:00 Closing and drinks