Adapting for Future Resource Challenges: Food, Water, and Energy
The impacts of climate change will require societies to adapt practices and incorporate greater resilience into their built environments. The systems around three key resources - food, water, and energy - are some of the most important areas to focus adaptation measures. This event explored the expected impact of climate change and other stresses in each of these areas, the trade-offs often made between food, water and energy systems, and some of the policy and technology solutions being brought to bear.
9:00 – 9:15 am: Opening Remarks
Dave Pumphrey, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, CSIS Energy and National Security Program
9:15 – 10:15 am: Keynote Address
John Atkin, Chief Operating Officer, Syngenta Crop Science
Click here to listen to a podcast featuring Dr. Atkin.
10:15 – 11:45 am: Panel Discussion
Carey King, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, The University of Texas at Austin
Robin Newmark, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Gerald Nelson, International Food Policy Research Institute
Jon Freedman, GE Water & Process Technologies
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Keynote Luncheon Address
Bernie Sheahan, Director, Infrastructure Department, International Finance Corporation, World Bank
**Mr. Sheahan's PowerPoint presentation is available for download (see files to right), copyright International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank.
This event was made possible with support from Syngenta and Chevron.