Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures COP21 side event on sustainable intensification at the UN climate change conference in Paris

What does sustainable intensification mean to food security in a changing climate?

Date: Tuesday December 1 2015
Time: 10.30 – 12.00
Room: EU Pavilion – Room “Luxembourg” (participation requires UN accreditation)


  • Chair: Mr Tim Yeo, Former Minister of State, Department of the Environment; former chair of the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Select Committee; Energy2050, Chair of Industrial Advisory Board
  • Prof. Duncan Cameron, P3 Plant Production and Protection, The University of Sheffield
  • Prof. Colin Osborne, The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, The University of Sheffield

It is widely recognised that global food production will have to increase dramatically over the coming decades to meet the needs of growing populations and developing economies, and that this will be increasingly difficult as we feel the effects of climate change. To address these issues, research organizations worldwide are funding scientific research designed to deliver more resilient food systems through ‘climate smart agriculture’.