For emerging urban centers in developing countries to achieve a safe, secure and sustainable food supply in 2030 under conditions of climate change, they will increasingly rely on their own higher education systems in agriculture and related sciences to "scale-out" global scientific discovery and invention to adapt and adopt agricultural innovations appropriate for their foodsheds, watersheds and energysheds. Cornell ...more »
Biodiversity, Conservation, Climate Change, & Water
The IEA estimates that about 97% of future emissions growth will come from the developing world, especially from emerging economies such as China and India. How can STI bring to bear low emissions energy solutions?
How might we build local climate engineering capacity to foster communities’ ability to adapt to climate change?
Grand challenge: Develop a good Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) Methodology. CRA provides a systematic way of looking at environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels, and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk ...more »
How can we develop natural resource (e.g. water) and supply chain maps for 2030?