Brussels, September 2017: Preliminary Programme

Current issues and key knowledge gaps of land-use in the climate system

Scotland House Conference Center, Brussels, 25.-26.09.2017

Land-use and land-cover change are key processes through which humans affect the functioning of the Earth system, contributing to global climate and environmental changes and with impacts on human well-being. Nearly 80% of the land surface are affected one way or another by human activities, 40% of the land area managed as croplands and pastures. In the wake of the Paris agreement, issues of land use are becoming central for achieving a <2°C warming world. What is now a source of greenhouse gases will need to be rapidly transformed into a sink, and maintained that way.

 

Preliminary Programme

Monday, 25. September 2017

Topic 1: Bioenergy, afforestation and more: land-based climate mitigation potential and climate system response

Topic 2: Trade-offs and co-benefits

09:30 - 11:00   Oral presentations

11:00 - 11:30   Break

11:30 - 13:00   Oral presentations

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch

14:00 - 15:30   Oral presentations

15:30 - 16:00   Break

Topic 3: Biophysical effects of LUC on climate: state-of-the science, and ways forward in support of climate adaptation and mitigation policies

16:00 - 17:30   Oral presenations

17:30 - 19:00 Poster session with snacks

 

Tuesday, 26. September 2017

Topic 4: New approaches to model land-use change

09:00 - 10:30   Oral presentations

10:30 - 11:00   Break

11:00 - 12:30   Oral presentations

12:30 - 13:00   Joint discussion

13:00 - 14:30   Lunch

14:30 - 15:30   Short, invited talks

15:30 - 16:30   Panel discussion