A vital keynote address of the 2023 Critical Conversation forum organized by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), one of CGLR’s Great Lakes Higher Education Consortium institutional members.
The agriculture sector is on the front lines of climate change that threaten production across the US. Climate-smart agriculture offers the promise of reduced climate pollution from agriculture, increased resilience to impacts of climate change, and long-term farm profitability and stable livelihoods. However, realizing that promise will require transformative private and public investment.
This presentation discussed current trends in climate-smart agriculture, the essential information and partnerships to make progress, and the ways in which investment in climate-smart agriculture can be catalyzed at scale.
Keynote Speaker: Maggie Monast, Senior Director, Climate-Smart Agriculture (Finance & Markets), Environmental Defense Fund