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Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
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RTOACC Workshop 1: Member workshop of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change (RTOACC) at FiBL, Frick, Switzerland, May 10 and 11, 2010

About the workshop

On May 10 and 11, 2010, the first workshop on Climate Change and Organic Agriculture took place at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in Frick, Switzerland.

Issues: 

  • In-depth scientific exchange on the available data on GHG emissions and the carbon sequestration potential of organic crop and livestock systems.
  • Discussions on gaps in the available data and ideas on how these could be filled
  • The climate change mitigation potential of organic farming systems and the development of a methodology for the carbon market.
  • Discussions on the co-benefits of carbon trading to enhance income and food security

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Agenda

Programme May 10, 2010

11.00-14.00

Arrival of the Participants at the FiBL Room “Sitzungszimmer”
14.00Start of the Workshop and WelcomeEric Wyss, FiBL
14.10Introduction and Aims of the MeetingAndreas Gattinger, FiBL
14.20-16.00




Session 1: Reduction of GHG emissions through Organic Agriculture: Facts and Figures and Case studiesModerated by Matthias Stolze, FiBL

Input 1: Mitigation Potential of Organic Farming Systems (111.9 KB)
Questions/Remarks

Adrian Müller, FiBL

Input2: Soil Carbon in Plant-Soil-Systems  (779.7 KB)
Questions/Remarks

Paul Mäder, FiBL

Input 3: GHG Emissions and C equestration in Mediterranean Croplands: Available Information and Gaps (567.5 KB)
Questions/Remarks

Luis Lassaletta, SEAE

Input 4: GHG Emissions in Animal husbandry (624.8 KB)
Questions/Remarks

Peter Klocke, FiBL
16.15Break

16.30Group discussion to main topics of session 1Andreas Gattinger, FiBL
17.30Conlcusions from group discussions and joint discussion

18.15Apéro in the FiBL wine cellar and Dinner

20.00

Session 2:

Progress reports accompanied by poster presentation on “Organic agriculture and climate change” of RTOACC members

Joint discussion, Implications for RTOACC

Andreas Gattinger, FiBL
22.00End of the Meeting

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Programme May 11, 2010

09.00

Review of the Outcome of Session 1 and 2 and Agreement on the Outcome Paper

Urs Niggli

10.00

Session 3: Carbon trading to enhance income and food security

Andreas Gattinger

Input 5: Climate Change and food security (3.5 MB)
Questions/Remarks

Alberte Bondeau: PIK Potsdam

Input 6: The South Centre’s Perspective on Climate Change and Food Security  (450.7 KB)
Questions/Remarks

Vice Yu, South Centre, Geneva

10.45

Break

11.00-12.45

Input 7: Introduction in instruments and market mechanisms link (111.9 KB)

Questions/Remark

Adrian Müller, FiBL

Input 8: Potential of Organic Agriculture in the Carbon Markets (1.2 MB)
Questions/Remark

Roman Schibli,

South Pole Carbon Ltd.

Input 9: Benefits for European farmers from carbon trading. Possible models and perspectives for the south (264.4 KB)
Questions/Remarks

G. T. Svendsen, University of Aarhus

Erik Fog, Danish Agricultural Advisory Service.

12.45

Lunch

14.00

Introduction into the group discussions

14.20

The potential of organic agriculture in the carbon market

Four thematic groups:

  • Economic profitability/Flow of goods and funds within CDM/VCM

  • Adapted/alternative instruments for carbon offset mechanisms

  • Method development/low hanging fruits for carbon offset mechanisms

  • Policy issues / organic agriculture in climate policy

15.30

Break

16.00

Reports from the four working group and synthesis

16.30

Conclusion for the RTOACC (276.8 KB)

17.30

End of the Workshop Final get together / transports to the train station etc.

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