Agricultural systems are large contributors to greenhouse gas production and environmental pollution. An integrated approach is required for mitigation and the creation of climate-smart and environment-friendly production systems.

The Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (CRAES) group was formed by Dr. Ibrahim Khalil, who received a Strategic Priority Award from UCD Earth Institute, in association with other colleagues to address this challenge by harnessing UCD’s multidisciplinary expertise and engaging with national and international collaborators and stakeholders. Following a general meeting held during the 1st ISCRAES 2020, the symposium was proposed to be held in every two years and the second one in 2022 in Dublin. 

A further potential will be explored to form a platform as International Society of Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (ISCRAES) aims to  foster agri-environmental research, modelling and technology development and to provide strategic education and training at global levels.