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Seminar: GHG emissions & climate change mitigation in Mediterranean agricultural sectors

November 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am November 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am Spain

  • On 15 and 16 November, CIHEAM Zaragoza will host an international meeting on climate change and agriculture organised together with INIA-CSIC, in the framework of Spain’s presidency of the Global Research Alliance on Greenhouse Gases
  • The event will bring together representatives from more than twenty countries as well as national and international institutions

On 15 and 16 November, CIHEAM Zaragoza will organise an international seminar on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change mitigation in the Mediterranean agricultural sectors. The event has the collaboration and support of the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology of the Spanish National Research Council (INIA-CSIC) in the framework of the presidency of the Global Research Alliance on Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and will bring together representatives from ministries, international organisations (GRAPRIMAOECDFAO or the European Commission), as well as experts and scientists from countries in the Mediterranean basin and other Mediterranean climate zones of the world.

The agricultural sectors of these countries play an important role in the region’s economy and food security. However, they also contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which, as is well known, have adverse effects on climate change.

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural sectors of the Mediterranean basin countries requires a multi-faceted approach that includes improved agricultural and livestock management techniques, sustainable land management practices, the adoption of renewable energies and supportive policies. By implementing these measures, these countries can contribute to climate change mitigation while ensuring sustainable agricultural development.

However, the complexity of these issues, the current gaps between countries in the accurate estimation of emissions, and the common need to identify, validate and test adaptive strategies for mitigation, call for joint actions to strengthen research, promote knowledge sharing on these issues and enhance the capacities of researchers in all Mediterranean countries.


The aim of this event is to bring together experts from the countries of the Mediterranean basin to share the current state of scientific knowledge in the region on the quantification of emissions and mitigation, as well as to explore the potential and feasibility of collaborative activities between experts and organisations in these countries to transfer knowledge, methods and experiences, strengthen scientific cooperation and reduce identified knowledge gaps. Ultimately, to create the starting point for a Mediterranean network on GHG mitigation in the agricultural, livestock, forestry and land use change sectors.

In-person participation in the seminar is by invitation only, but there are open sessions that can be followed face-to-face or on-line via streaming.

The programme and registration link for the open sessions can be found HERE.