Side event "Risks to agricultural production from air pollution" at the Science Days for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 (ONLINE 15:00-16:30 (CEST))

Side event "Risks to agricultural production from air pollution" at the Science Days for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 (ONLINE 15:00-16:30 (CEST))

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6 July 2021
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Online

Agricultural production is at risk due to the double threats posed by climate change and air pollution. Deposition of ozone causes substantial crop yield losses  in many parts of the world with certain estimates putting the global loss in wheat yields at between 6% and 9% on average in the southern and northern hemispheres, respectively. The international community is developing approaches to provide globally consistent maps of ozone deposition as a  tool for evaluating the risks to agriculture. The concept of measurement-model fusion will be presented at the event and put in the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The session will reflect on the complex interactions between atmospheric composition and agriculture and present examples of the agricultural practices that can serve to reduce crop losses due to ozone deposition in India.

 

Session organizers:

World Meteorological Organization  and Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India

 

Session speakers:

- Amanda Cole, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada Measurement-Model Fusion for Global Total Atmospheric Deposition, a World Meteorological Organization’s Initiative

Lisa Emberson, University of York, UKWhat role might ground level ozone pollution play in future food security?

Camilla Andersson,  Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden Measurement-Model Fusion in Sweden

Barbel Sinha, Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India Effects of ozone on agriculture in India

 

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