FutureAnimalFood project: December seminar

Climate negotiations, trade patterns, and changing consumers: animal food sector under cross-wind?!


The seminar is free and open to the public.
However, registration is required and is open until November 29, 2021.

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Recent climate summits (e.g. G20 meeting in Rome and the COP26 in Glasgow) have focused the world’s attention on finding solutions to the raging climate crisis, such as phasing out/down coal, curbing methane emissions from oil and gas extractions, and stopping deforestation. Even though agriculture has not been the center piece of these recent talks, its contributions to overall GHG emissions – particularly those from the livestock sector – should not be ignored. Here, there are stark differences across countries on the extent to which agricultural emissions should be reduced and on how to achieve that. Countries’ positions have been impacted by their respective resource bases, development stages, food and nutrition security outcomes, and net trade positions.

As part of the communication effort of the “Animal food sectors’ future: The triple challenges from income and demographic development, climate change and trade policy uncertainties” (FutureAnimalFood) project, an end-of-year seminar is organized for the researchers on this project to report current research findings, and to engage with the participants to debate recent development.

The workshop will take place at:

Festauditoriet, Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg C., on December 2, 2021, 14.00-16.00.


Tentative Program

13:45-14:00 Arrival (coffee and light refreshment will be provided)

14:00-14:10 Welcome and introduction

14:10-15:20 Short presentations

  • From Paris to Glasgow: climate commitments in agriculture
  • International cross-sectional data and future meat and dairy consumers
  • EU’s trade policy and agricultural de-carbonization pathways
  • Focus on China: meat and soybean import patterns

15:20-16:00 Discussion and networking


For further information about the seminar, please contact Prof. Wusheng Yu or Prof. Jørgen D Jensen.