How can we adapt the world we want to allow for climate change?

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Gil Penha-Lopes

This session will launch and present the book entitled “Permaculture Inspiring Climate Change Adaptation”.

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Albert Bates

The scientific consensus of climate change is unequivocal. We must cut emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 to 90 percent within the next decade in order to avoid catastrophe. The Global Ecovillage Network has been pointing the way in this direction for the past 20 years. Launched formally at the UN Habitat-II conference in Istanbul in 1995, GEN existed as an informal network for some years earlier, with at least one of its member ecovillages having been around for 85 years, and others for 40 years or more.

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Peter Baker

The initiative for coffee and climate has developed a wide range of tools (sensu lato, any physical method, analytical or thought tool that could be of benefit to farmers, extensionists, decision-makers) to assist coffee farmers adapt to climate change.

To date more than 30 have been identified. These can be categorized as:

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