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12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical Aspects

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Feeding a growing world population over the past 40 years required to raise global food, feed and fibre production by 145%. Feeding the world in the future is likely to bring even greater challenges: The FAO long-term projections for global agriculture for the next 40 years foresee an increase in global food output by 60%. All of this output growth will have to come from a very limited resource base, the expansion of which will inevitably result in additional resource stress. As a result, expanding production will require using all existing land, water and biodiversity more judiciously in the future.
This seminar provides an opportunity to take stock of existing human appropriations of the natural resources and provides an outlook into what can be expected to 2050. It provides an overview of the challenges and outlines the major constraints world agriculture is likely to face. It goes beyond the traditional aspects of resource constraints and looks into the likely effect of land and productivity increases on resource quality, notably on GHG emissions and water pollution (AEI).
Seminar topics include:
1. Past Trends and the Outlook for World Agriculture to 2050: Production, Demand and Resources.
2. Land use Change in Agriculture: Taking Stock of Developments and Impacts.
3. The Impact of Biofuels on the Resource Base, Links to Global Agricultural Prices.
4. Cochran v Jevons: Will Technology Save or Destroy Remaining Resources?
5. GHG Emissions from Agriculture, Impacts of Land Use Change and Mitigation Options.

Speakers

Deputy Director, Statistics Division, FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome Chair
Natural Resources Officer, FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome Chair

Dr. Josef SCHMIDHUBER

Deputy Director, Statistics Division, FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome

1990-1994 Econometrician, FAO, Rome
1994-2000 Senior Economist, OECD, Paris
2000-2007 Senior Economist, FAO, Rome
2007-2009 Head, Global Perspective Studies, FAO, Rome
2009-2011 Senior Economist, FAO Liaison Office, Geneva
since 2011 Deputy Director, Statistics Division, FAO, Rome

Ph.D, M.Sc. Francesco N. TUBIELLO

Natural Resources Officer, FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome

1995-1998 Director, Biosphere 2 Agriculture, Tucson
1996-2008 Research Scientist, Columbia University, New York
2008-2009 Senior Visiting Fellow, JRC Ispra
2008-2011 Technology Chief, GET-Carbon, New York
since 2011 Officer, FAO, Rome

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all PlenarySeminar

12.08.2013

17:00 - 17:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013Plenary
17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of "The Light of Experience"Plenary
17:30 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert Part IIPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

Seminar 01: New Approaches to Security - Cooperation, Concentration and IntegrationSeminar
Seminar 02: Open Data, Open Government, Open Society?Seminar
Seminar 03: Democratic Interventionism or Responsibility to Protect?Seminar
Seminar 04: Motivation - A Biological and Social BaseSeminar
Seminar 05: Values in ScienceSeminar
Seminar 06: Exploring the Universe: Competition or Cooperation?Seminar
Seminar 07: Between Faith and Atheism - Values and the Variety of Spiritual ExperiencesSeminar
Seminar 08: The Evil in ArtSeminar
Seminar 09: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting and Developing an Open SocietySeminar
Seminar 10: Power and CyberspaceSeminar
Seminar 11: What Kind of Foreign Policy - Value-Based or Realpolitik?Seminar
Seminar 12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical AspectsSeminar
Seminar 13: Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical ImplicationsSeminar
Seminar 14: Roots of European ValuesSeminar
Seminar 15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic PolicySeminar
Seminar 16: Experiences in Migration and Integration: A Cultural ApproachSeminar

13.08.2013

20:00 - 22:00International EveningCulture

14.08.2013

19:00 - 00:00BarCamp: TransformationsSeminar

15.08.2013

18:00 - 19:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture