Climate Change, Land and Food: Implications for Saskatchewan

Video Conference

Please join us for this lecture featuring Dr Margot Hurlbert, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy, and JSGS Professor.

At the global scale, land is struggling with the burden placed on it to meet our current and future needs. Climate change is adding to this burden and potentially undermining food security. Limiting global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, well below two degrees, or also below 3 degrees, will involve removing CO2 from the atmosphere. This might include using bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, or expansion of forests. This presentation reviews the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Land and Climate Report’s findings on land use, risks, response options, and pathways linking socio-economic development, climate mitigation responses, and policy, with a focus on the implications for Saskatchewan.

About Margot Hurlbert

Margot Hurlbert has lead research projects, authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and scholarly papers on a broad range of justice and policy topics including Aboriginal justice, earth systems, water, energy, and food
governance, adaptive governance, and climate change adaptation. Margot is Coordinating Lead Author for the Land and Climate report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems 2017- 2019.


Event Details

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Canada Room, Diefenbaker Building, 101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan campus; CB 308, College Avenue Campus, University of Regina
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Karen Jaster-Laforge

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