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Climate change, agriculture and human health - Cancelled

About the Speaker

Dr Marco Springmann, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford

Marco Springmann

Dr Marco Springmann is currently working together with researchers from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, the Department of International Development, and the Environmental Change Institute, in developing an integrated model of environmental sustainability, health, and economic development. The aim of the project is to systematically assess the impacts of climate change, economic development and changing dietary habits on the global food system, and to analyse the effects of current and future policy approaches.


In my talk, I discuss two ways of linking climate change, agriculture and human health. In each case, food consumption is the central element. First, climate change can impact agriculture through changes in yields, which in turn affects food consumption through changes in supply, and human health through changes in dietary risk factors. Second, changes in food consumption that are brought about by changes in food environments and incentives can impact agricultural production through changes in demand, which in turn affect agriculture’s impact on climate change. I illustrate each pathway with global modelling studies that connect environmental assessments with comparative risk analyses of non-communicable disease mortality. The abstracts of each study are appended below.

This event is part of a seminar series:

Michaelmas Term 2017 Seminar Series: The Geopolitical Implications of Global Population Change

Michaelmas Term 2017 Seminar Series The Geopolitical Implications of Global Population Change Thursdays at 14:00 – 15:30 Seminar Room: 66 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PR Convener: Dr George Leeson We are inviting a cross-disciplinary group of speakers ranging through migration, international security, sustainable growth, food security, cities and climate change and I should&nb...

Event Details

16 November 2017 14:00 - 15:30


Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

66 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PR