Climate Change: Challenges to California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources, May 19, Sacramento

Monday, May 19, 2014 • Sacramento, CA

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 The University of California’s (UC) Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics will sponsor a one-day forum May 19 in Sacramento, Calif. to discuss the implications of climate change for California’s agriculture and natural resources.

The conference will include leading economists, analysts, scientists, and policy makers from UC, the State of California, non-profit organizations, and the private sector to discuss the potential impacts of climate change and the associated challenges to California agriculture and natural resources.


8:00 – Welcome - Colin Carter, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics 

8:15 - Opening Remarks: Linda Katehi, UC, Davis Chancellor

8:30 – California’s response to climate change: issues and challenges - California Governor Jerry Brown (invited)

9:00 – The science of climate change: implications for California - Benjamin Santer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

9:45 - Break

10:00 – Panel discussion - Climate risk and California agriculture – moderated by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross. Panel members include: Max Auffhammer, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sumner, UC Davis; and David Zilberman, UC Berkeley

Noon - Lunch

1:00 – Panel discussion - Will adaptation mitigate the impacts of climate change? - moderated by UC Davis professor Aaron Smith. Panel members include: Marshall Burke, UC Berkeley; Ariel-Bobea Ortiz, Resources for the Future; and Alan Olmstead, UC Davis

2:30 - Break

2:45 – Panel discussion - Effects of climate change on California’s water supply – moderated by Katrina Jessoe of UC Davis. Panel members include: Ariel Dinar, UC Riverside; Richard Howitt, UC Davis; and David Sunding, UC Berkeley

4:00 - Climate in our minds, our meat, and our markets - Greg Dalton, Climate One 

4:45 - Adjourn

Attendance is free and registration is required.

The event will be held at The California Museum, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, 95814.

For more information, contact Julie McNamara, (530) 752-5346 and

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The California Museum
1020 O Street
Sacramento, California 95814
United States

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