31 Oct - 5 Nov 2010, Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, The Hague, Netherlands. GWP Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki will give a keynote speech on "IWRM, water security and the way ahead", at a side event jointly convened by UNEP and GWP on “Managing water for green growth: the role of IWRM in the national economy".
Food insecurity, climate change, degradation of ecosystems and the economic recession urge for an integrated worldwide response and an urgent transition of the global economy towards a sustainable, inclusive and resource efficient path.
Therefore the Government of the Netherlands, in close cooperation with the Governments of Ethiopia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Vietnam, the World Bank and the FAO, organises the 2010 conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change. The conference where governments, international organizations, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, philanthropic foundations, local community producers and the scientific community, will together develop a roadmap with concrete actions linking agriculture-related investments, policies and measures, to the transition to lower carbon-emitting climate resilient growth. In the firm belief that agriculture can be the solution to many of the world problems.The conference will be chaired by the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.