"Climate change, agriculture and human health" with Dr Marco Springmann

Past Event

16 November 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
66 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PR

This seminar is organised by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.

In this talk, Dr Marco Springmann will discuss two ways of linking climate change, agriculture and human health. In each case, food consumption is the central element. First, climate change can impact agriculture through changes in yields, which in turn affects food consumption through changes in supply, and human health through changes in dietary risk factors. Second, changes in food consumption that are brought about by changes in food environments and incentives can impact agricultural production through changes in demand, which in turn affect agriculture’s impact on climate change. Dr Springmann will illustrate each pathway with global modelling studies that connect environmental assessments with comparative risk analyses of non-communicable disease mortality. The abstracts of each study are appended below.

Information about the formal seminar series can be found here: http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/events/view/336

All welcome. Registration not required. Coffee and cake after the seminar.
For more information please see: www.ageing.ox.ac.uk

About the speaker

Dr Marco Springmann (James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food) is currently working together with researchers from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, the Department of International Development, and the Environmental Change Institute, in developing an integrated model of environmental sustainability, health, and economic development. The aim of the project is to systematically assess the impacts of climate change, economic development and changing dietary habits on the global food system, and to analyse the effects of current and future policy approaches.