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Contribution of Nuclear Science and Technology to Climate Change Adaptation

Moderator: Martin Krause, Director of Programme Support and Coordination, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation

Part One: Climate Smart Agriculture

This event will raise awareness about the role of nuclear science and technology in climate smart agriculture, and in climate adaptation overall. The event will feature international experts and highlight the support the IAEA provides to countries in relation to climate adaptation and monitoring, including capacity building, research and the transfer of equipment. Sessions will cover the following topics:

  • IPCC Findings on Climate Impacts on Agriculture, Guy Midgley, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • The Impact of Agriculture on Climate (GHG Emissions), Christoph Müller, Institute of Plant Ecology at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany and University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Climate, Norbert Nowotny, Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
  • Identifying Groundwater Resources using Isotope Hydrology, Jodie Miller, Isotope Hydrology Section, IAEA
  • Mutation Breeding for Climate Adaptation, Prince Matova, Mukushi Seeds, Zimbabwe
  • Management of Insect Pests – the Sterile Insect Technique, Diana Pérez Staples, Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Food Safety and Irradiation, Ilmi Hewajulige, Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka
  • The Role of Nuclear Science and Technology in Climate Adaptation and Monitoring, Ramadjita Tabo, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in West and Central Africa, Mali; Martin Krause,  Division of Programme Support and Coordination, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation

Part Two: Climate and Ocean

This event will present the IAEA’s ongoing work to study organically absorbed carbon, known as Blue Carbon, which is captured and stored especially by coastal ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and tidal marshes. The event will further explore the IAEA’s activities in the area of ocean acidification.


  • Ocean Acidification, Marc Metian, Environment Laboratories, IAEA Monaco; Ashley Bantelman, Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, IAEA
  • Blue Carbon, Pere Masqué, Radioecology Laboratory, IAEA Monaco

Livestream Part 1

Livestream Part 2

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