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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.

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

Dr. Josef SCHMIDHUBER

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

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

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

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

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

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12.08.2013

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience” Plenary
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert Part II Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

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

13.08.2013

18:00 - 20:00 International Evening Culture

14.08.-13.08.2013

BarCamp: Transformations Seminar

15.08.2013

16:00 - 17:30 Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its Values Culture