Panel discussion on Implications of Climate Change on Agriculture

Apr 22, 202115:30 - 15:45

The evidence of rapid climate change is compelling. The gravity of the issue has reached a stage where it can no longer be ignored or even postponed. Agriculture as a sector is both contributes to the climate change process as well as is impacted by the same. It significantly contributors to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions directly through agricultural activities and indirectly through changes in land use. The agriculture sector is stagnant or shown negative growth in many locations in India. One of the reasons is climatic changes that have influenced the monsoon patterns. Climate change induced increases in temperatures, rainfall variation and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events are adding to pressures on agricultural and food systems. Floods and droughts are becoming more common in recent times, both affected agriculture and allied services drastically. Agriculture, is, therefore, both part of the problem – and potentially an important part of the solution. Given the context, agriculture assumes great significance in the whole Climate Change discourse.

With this background, Indian School of Business and British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh are jointly organising a Panel discussion on ‘Implications of Climate Change on Agriculture’ on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm (IST). The session will revolve around some of these issues through dialogues and discussions. In specific, it would also look in the solution space and see what could be done as a way forward.

Special address: Ken O’Flaherty, COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia, UK Government.

Panelist:

  • Shri Anirudh Tewari, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture, Horticulture & Food Processing, Government of Punjab ;
  • Smt Sumita Misra, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department, Government of Haryana;
  • Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee, IAS, Director, Country Relations and Business Affairs - New Delhi, ICRISAT;
  • Dr Georges Félix, Assistant Professor, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, UK
  • Dr Anjal Prakash, Research Director and Adjunct Associate Professor, Bharti Institute of Public Policy at Indian School of Business (Moderator);

We look forward to your participation and feel free to share with your colleagues and friends who may have interest in this topic. Participation is through registration. Register through this link: https://tinyurl.com/ISBpaneldiscussion

For more information please write to externalrelations@isb.edu