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Cornell at COP 24 - Addressing Climate Change and Agriculture

Dec 5, 2018

Allison Chatrchyan, representing Cornell, was among a panel at COP 24 in Poland exploring the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in the agriculture sector across scales, and posing questions about how agriculture and climate researchers can most effectively interact with policymakers. Read more