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Feeding the Planet - Challenges for The Future

Feeding the Planet - Challenges for The Future

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When:

  • Sat 13 May ’17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:

Theosophical Society Hall, 304 Church St, Palmerston North Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Unwaged and members: $2.00
  • Waged: $5.00

As world population increases and demand for protein rises with growing middle classes in developing countries, can the world produce enough food?

Given that agri-food supply uses around one-third of end-use energy and produces around one-quarter of all greenhouse gases, will we need to move away from animal proteins (mainly milk and meat products) to vegetable proteins? If so, what are the implications for NZ?

Ralph Sims is Professor of Sustainable Energy at Massey University where he has researched renewable energy and climate change mitigation for several decades. He chaired the Royal Society of New Zealand panel for the 2016 study Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy for New Zealand and for Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has led teams of authors on Energy Supply (2007), Renewable Energy Integration (2011), and Transport (2014).

He was Senior Researcher at the International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris for four years and serves on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), based in Washington D C and linked with UNEP and World Bank. He is presently contracted by UN FAO to lead several projects on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agri-food supply chains and has consulted for many organisations including OECD, Shell, Chevron and Meridian Energy.

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