Published: April 4, 2011

Former Secretary of Agriculture to discuss climate change and its impacts 

Boulder – Ambassador Clayton Yeutter will give a thought-provoking presentation, Climate Change, Agriculture and International Trade: Challenges and Opportunities, at the University of Colorado Law School on Monday, April 11, from 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom. There will be a reception immediately following in the Boettcher Hall.

WHO: Ambassador Clayton Yeutter Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells Former U.S. Trade Representative and Former Secretary of Agriculture

WHAT: Climate Change, Agriculture and International Trade: Challenges and Opportunities

WHEN: Monday, April 11 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Colorado Law School Wittemyer Courtroom Reception to immediately follow in Boettcher Hall

WHY: Accelerating climate change poses significant challenges for agricultural production and food security in many regions of the world, and will inevitably affect international trade in many key agricultural commodities.  The implications for trade policy, and for the institutions and infrastructures that support international agro-food systems, are profound. Yeutter asks us to rethink climate policy using a framework that addresses climate change, agriculture, food security and international trade.

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