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Event: Foresight Workshop Policy

July 21-22 , 2009 Ottawa, ON

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) hosted a two day Foresight Workshop on Climate Change Policy Impacts and Adaptation in Agriculture. The workshop was attended by individuals representing a wide range of perspectives from industry, academia, government, NGOs, and civil society. Among the attendees was KIS Principal Investigator Murray Fulton.

By 2030, what will a world challenged by climate change require of the Canadian agricultural system to assure resiliency, sustainability and adaptability?

Participants at this workshop were actually responding to the results from March 2009 workshop where participants were asked the question "By 2030, what will a world challenged by climate change require of the Canadian agricultural system to assure resiliency, sustainability and adaptability?". With this question as a starting point, participants in the March workshop developed four scenarios with climate change impacts and geopolitics being the underlying uncertainties factored in to the scenario development. The four scenarios fleshed out were - Winners and Losers, Resolutely Green Planet, Hot and Hungry, and Forced March to Resilience.

For some of us it is easier to grasp a concept through images and pictures which is why KIS Project Coordinator, Kathy Larson, has created graphical depictions for each scenario based on storyline details developed through the AAFC workshop. Key characteristics on each of the scenarios can be found in the pdf document "Summary of Key Characteristics" near the bottom of this page.




Read the blog entry associated with this workshop: Scenarios for Climate Change by Murray Fulton

For further information: Kathy Lang 306-764-3929 or click to email KIS

Summary of Key Characteristics

Winners and Losers
graphical depiction by Kathy Larson

Resolutely Green Planet
graphical depiction by Kathy Larson

Hot and Hungry
graphical depiction by Kathy Larson
Forced March to Resilience
graphical depiction by Kathy Larson

 

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