Free Virtual Conference to Examine Ag Trade in Context of Climate Change

Registration is open for Dialogues on Trade and Climate Change, April 7 and 9, 2021

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Farm Foundation® and The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) will host Dialogues on Trade and Climate Change on April 7 and 9, 2021. This free, virtual event series will explore agricultural trade in the context of a global environment in which climate change policies have become increasingly ambitious and diverse among international players. The conference will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 7, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 9. Each day will include a break from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT and networking opportunities until 5:00 p.m. CDT.

The conference will bring together experts from diverse backgrounds from North America, the European Union, and Australia to engage in critical conversations about topics at the intersection of global ag trade and climate change. These include climate change policies and their impacts on agricultural production and trade; border carbon adjustments; and how industry players are adapting to new policies through opportunities like carbon markets and offsets, sustainable sourcing, and investments. Practical implications of climate change policies for the global agricultural system will be examined, such as the effects on the competitive environment, managing measurement requirements, and understanding the opportunities and challenges presented by different countries’ climate goals and priorities.

Sessions include:

  • Equitable Climate Actions
  • Climate Actions and Competitiveness
  • Asia/Pacific Perspectives
  • Trade Policy Expert Outlook on Climate Actions and Trade
  • Industry Outlook on Climate Actions and Trade
  • Trade Policy and Climate Measurement Implications

The Dialogues on Trade the Climate Change virtual conference is the latest collaboration between the U.S.-based Farm Foundation and CAPI. The two organizations previously partnered to host successful conferences on “Trade and Sustainability” in 2019 and “Managing Trade in an Increasingly Chaotic World” in 2020.

This event is being held virtually and is free to attend, but registration is required. Attendees may review the full agenda, including speakers and session descriptions, and register at

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