III International Conference on Organic Fruit and I International Conference on Organic Vegetables – Catania 14/17 December 2021
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Web Conference: “Wood biomass: opportunity or problem for mitigating the climate crisis?”
Participation is open to all through an obligatory reservation that can be made at the following address no later than 23/02:
Woody biomass currently represents the most important source of renewable energy in the EU and in Italy and represents an indispensable resource today to achieve the European objectives for “energy and climate change” which plan to rise from the current 18% of energy from renewable sources to 32% in 2030.
However, there is strong opposition to the use of this energy source or at least to its inclusion in the renewable sources category.
The main objections concern the opposition to the cutting of the forest for the direct production of biomass (fewer objections are posed to the use of biomass that come from a cascade use of the wood resource) and the worsening of air quality following the combustion of woody biomass with particular reference to the introduction of fine dust into the atmosphere.
SISEF, in its role as a scientific society of reference for forests and wood products, has organized an event to scientifically discuss
Low Carbon Sheep Farming: Innovation becomes Practice – June 26, 2020
A WEBCONFERENCE entitled “Low Carbon Sheep Farming: innovation becomes practice” will take place on June 26th from 11.00 to 13.00. The event is part of the communication and dissemination activities of the SheepToShip LIFE project, of which IBE-CNR is the lead partner.
SheepToShip LIFE is a five-year project (July 2016 – July 2021), co-financed by the EU LIFE 2014-2020 program, which aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the Sardinian sheep dairy industry by 20% in 10 years, through the identification and application of eco-innovative techniques.
The Web Conference aims to take stock of the progress of the project and intends to contribute to the debate on rural development strategies aimed at promoting the environmental sustainability of sheep production systems. In particular, a comparison will be proposed on the key tools of the National Strategic Plan for Rural Development 2021-2027 (PSN), with the aim of evaluating the replicability of SheepToShip LIFE good practices from the regional to the national and European scale.
The virtual conference will be hosted on the Adobe Connect WebMeeting platform and live streaming on Live.cnr.it in Italian and English will be handled by CNR.
AIAM – International Advanced School of Agricultural Meteorology – 1st announcement
The Italian Association of Agrometeorology (AIAM) is proud to announce the first edition of the International Advanced School of Agricultural Meteorology, dedicated to “AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY FOR A CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE“.
The 2020 edition, co-organized with WMO and FAO, aims to provide young researchers and professionals with high-level innovative knowledge and skills on the most advanced technologies for the agrometeorological analysis and monitoring applied to a sustainable agricultural development under climate change.