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Coffee, climate and deforestation - seminar arranged by Focali, Rainforest Alliance and Universeum

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Coffee, climate and deforestation - seminar arranged by Focali, Rainforest Alliance and Universeum

Welcome to our open seminar at Universeum!

What Focali seminar
When Sep 08, 2015 03:00 PM to
Sep 08, 2015 04:30 PM
Where Universeums hörsal, Södra vägen 50 Gothenburg
Contact Name
Contact Phone Maria Ölund 031-786 9222
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Climate change is a threat to our supply of coffee. Coffee production can both be a part of the problem and the solution. Listen to scientists, NGO’s and industry discuss the challenges of climate change, deforestation and possible solutions.

Download the invitation here.

Martin Persson,
Associate Professor at Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers, will give an overview of what drives tropical deforestation and the resulting impacts on climate and biodiversity. The presentation will focus especially on the production and trade of agricultural commodities and discuss which role certification schemes can play in halting forest loss.

 

Martin Noponen,

Senior Manager at Rainforest Alliance’s Climate Programme, will present how sustainability certification can be a tool to promote climate smart agriculture at the landscape level and give examples of Rainforest Alliance’s work on addressing drivers of deforestation and helping smallholder coffee farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change.

 

Eva Eriksson, Sustainability Director at Löfbergs and Maria Klint, Planning Officer Sustainable Consumption Göteborg will respond in panel. The discussion will be moderated by Jan Westin, Scientific Director/Zoologist at Universeum.


Read more (in Swedish) at Rainforest Alliance blog

 

 

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