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Day 5: Land Use and Agriculture

Accelerating the fourth agricultural revolution - a cornerstone to decarbonisation

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Part 5 | Land Use and Agriculture: Accelerating the fourth agricultural revolution: a cornerstone to decarbonisation


Friday, 20th November
2pm – 4:30pm GMT


Long before the pandemic caused even greater disruption to our global food system the industry was facing multiple challenges. As the agricultural sector begins to rebuild, stakeholders from across the agri-value chain must prepare against the potentially greater and more disruptive effects of climate change.

Like many other industries, innovation, advanced technologies such as biotechnologies, Artificial Intelligence, remote sensors and IoT devices will play a crucial role in limiting the sector’s contribution to climate change whilst mitigating and adapting to its increased risks will require shifts across the entire value chain and be utilised by regional and national policy makers to design more effective interventions.

The final day of the Virtual Forum will explore the future of farming and the impact disruptive, emerging and digital technologies will have in accelerating the fourth agricultural revolution.

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Core Topics:

  • Using climate-smart technology to build resiliency into our global food systems
  • Digital tools to help governments manage climate change agricultural policy
  • Utilising trends in digital agri-business to align the industry with the SDGs
  • Why digital technology will create a more equitable agri-sector


Featured Speakers:

  • HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Marco Lambertini, Global Director General, WWF International 
  • Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO, Global Environment Facility


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About The Event Series:

Over the past decade the Sustainable Innovation Forum has been used as a platform by the United Nations, Heads of State, Government Ministers, Climate Experts and Chief Executives, to communicate leadership, raise ambition and forge stronger relationships between the public and private sectors.

Climate Action have curated a thoroughly researched and validated programme aligned to the key trends and challenges we face in our collective fight against climate change. The programme is designed to build momentum on climate action ahead of COP26 in 2021.

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