July 6, 2011   •   News

Global Research Alliance Ministerial Summit

The inaugural Ministerial Summit of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases took place on Friday 24 June 2011 in Rome, Italy.

The Summit was an opportunity to bring together Ministers and other representatives from Alliance countries to formally launch the Alliance’s working phase. This was marked by the signing of the Alliance Charter, along with presentations from the Chairs of the Alliance’s Research and Cross-Cutting Groups, and statements from individual countries. The event was hosted by New Zealand. Read the summary report from the Ministerial Summit here.

Heads of Delegations at the Alliance Ministerial Summit


Thirty three countries were represented at the Summit: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA, Uruguay and Vietnam.

Alliance Member Countries Media Reporting

Australia –  Parliamentary Secretary attends meeting of G20 Agriculture Ministers

Canada – Government of Canada Promotes Open Trade & Innovation on World Stage

New Zealand –  Countries sign up to Global Research Alliance

Ireland – Minister Coveney welcomes Ireland’s participation in the Global Research Alliance on Agriculture Greenhouse Gases