Organic Confluences 2019 Summary
Moving the Dial on Climate Change
Our 2019 Organic Confluences conference addressed the current impacts of climate change and best practices within the organic sector for mitigation and adaptation, while examining methods for encouraging the adoption of strategies for fighting climate change.
The Summit challenged the current thinking on climate mitigation with the understanding that multiple sectors and food system pathways must come together to make headway on this global issue. We heard from stakeholders with diverse food system experience, from scientists to farmers to industry members, to provoke a better understanding of how large-scale, inter-disciplinary collaborations are needed to address climate change and its impact on our food security. We included cutting-edge innovations from the organic industry, which has been focusing its resources on climate mitigation and adaptation, to understand how these experiences and lessons can be used as a learning tool to advance climate-friendly techniques across sectors.