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STL Law & Sustainability Colloquium: Exploring the Interlinkages Between Climate Change and Agriculture and its Legal and Policy Implications

Date&Time: Thursday, July 1 @9:00 AM (Beijing Time)

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Zoom Meeting ID: 896 6219 3924


Fabiano de Andrade Correa, PhD
Lead Counsel on Peace, Justice and Governance with CISDL

Fabiano de Andrade Correa is a lawyer and legal specialist in sustainable development law and policy, with experience across the public, private and international sectors. Fabiano works as an international legal consultant since 2012, collaborating with different international organizations. Fabiano obtained his PhD in Law at the European University Institute, where his thesis focused on the implementation of sustainable development in regional trade agreements. Fabiano teaches regularly in the LUISS University (Rome, Italy)’s Masters in Food Law, as well as guest lecturer at other universities.


The ‘AFOLU sector’ (agriculture, forestry and land use) is responsible for approximately 23% of global GHG emissions that contribute to climate change, representing a bigger share than other important sectors of the economy such as transportation. Notably, these emissions are projected to increase, following the projected population growth until the end of this century. At the same time, agriculture is one of the sectors already more affected by changing climatic conditions, representing a significant challenge for sustainable development. Accordingly, the AFOLU sector has been included in international instruments and negotiations within the umbrella of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, as well as the NDCs submitted by parties of these agreements. On the other hand, the translation of these international targets to national policies and action is not without its challenges. This session will explore the interlinkages between agriculture and climate change, and provide an overview of how international and national laws play a role in addressing the challenges of promoting more ‘climate-smart’ agriculture practices.