Regional Symposium on Climate Change, Food Security, Sea Level Rise and Environment in South Asia to Convene in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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14 July 2008: The Ohio State University, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with a number of agencies, are organizing the Regional Symposium on Climate Change, Food Security, […]

International Symposium on Climate Change<br /> and Food Security in South Asia
14
July 2008: The Ohio State University, the World Meteorological Organization
(WMO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Office for
Asia and the Pacific, and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and
Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with a number of agencies, are organizing the
Regional Symposium on Climate Change, Food Security, Sea Level Rise and
Environment in South Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 25-29 August 2008.

This
symposium will bring together experts from national meteorological/agricultural
agencies and international and regional organizations as well as policy makers
from national planning/financial departments to present discussion papers,
applications and techniques for coping with climate change. The specific
objectives of the workshop are to: provide a central forum to develop an
improved understanding and assessment of the climate change impacts on
agriculture and the associated vulnerability in South Asia; identify and
discuss integrated mitigation and adaptation win-win options for the
agricultural sector in different agro-ecosystems of South Asia; discuss and
propose a regional Agriculture Mitigation and Adaptation Framework for Climate
Change in South Asia; discuss and recommend policy and financial innovations to
enable smooth implementation of the regional framework and its integration into
sustainable development planning of South Asian countries; and discuss
appropriate options for strengthening information exchange on climate change
impacts and cooperation on agriculture mitigation and adaptation actions among
South Asian countries. [Symposium
website
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