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Regional Symposium on Climate Change, Food Security, Sea Level Rise and Environment in South Asia to Convene in Dhaka, Bangladesh

International Symposium on Climate Change<br /> and Food Security in South Asia

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July 2008: The Ohio State University, the World Meteorological Organization

(WMO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Regional Office for

Asia and the Pacific, and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and

Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with a number of agencies, are organizing the

Regional Symposium on Climate Change, Food Security, Sea Level Rise and

Environment in South Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 25-29 August 2008.

This

symposium will bring together experts from national meteorological/agricultural

agencies and international and regional organizations as well as policy makers

from national planning/financial departments to present discussion papers,

applications and techniques for coping with climate change. The specific

objectives of the workshop are to: provide a central forum to develop an

improved understanding and assessment of the climate change impacts on

agriculture and the associated vulnerability in South Asia; identify and

discuss integrated mitigation and adaptation win-win options for the

agricultural sector in different agro-ecosystems of South Asia; discuss and

propose a regional Agriculture Mitigation and Adaptation Framework for Climate

Change in South Asia; discuss and recommend policy and financial innovations to

enable smooth implementation of the regional framework and its integration into

sustainable development planning of South Asian countries; and discuss

appropriate options for strengthening information exchange on climate change

impacts and cooperation on agriculture mitigation and adaptation actions among

South Asian countries. [Symposium

website]