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.
Accordingly, the first conference “International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (ISCRAES)” was arranged in 2020 to provide a platform to discuss the scientific and technical aspects of the range of cross-cutting issues associated with the environmental impact of agricultural systems, including public perception, regulatory and socio-economic factors. Following the decision taken in a general meeting held during the 1st ISCRAES 2020, the symposium will be held in every two years and the second one in 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
A further potential will be explored to form a platform namely “International Society of Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (ISCRAES)” aiming to foster agri-environmental research, modelling and technology development, and to equip education and training providers with the knowledge, technologies, skills and supports required to provide a quality teaching and learning services at the global level.