Today Eco-efficiency Day at CIATJul 3rd, 2012 | By Simone Staiger | Category: Training
The events that CIAT has organized in 2012 to mark its 45th anniversary will deal in different ways with the vision of a more eco-efficient agriculture, which is central to the Center’s mission. To deepen our understanding of this concept, a group of CIAT scientists and colleagues from 18 partner organizations have prepared a book titled Eco-Efficiency: From Vision to Reality, which is the first in a new publication series called Issues in Tropical Agriculture.
The purpose of Eco-Efficiency Day is to present this publication to Center staff and to reflect on its implications for all aspects of CIAT’s work – from the way we operate at our headquarters and other facilities to the kind of research we carry out and the way we link our work in agriculture to wider development concepts. Eco-Efficiency Day will consist of three complementary components, each with its own objective, as described below.
- Book Launch/Seminar – Eco-Efficiency: From Vision to Reality
Objective: Provide an overview of CIAT’s new book on eco-efficient agriculture and discuss its implications for the Center’s research
- Eco-Efficiency and Other “Green Paradigms”: A Debate.
Objective: Reflect on the eco-efficiency vision in relation to other concepts that have emerged from the search for better ways to achieve sustainable development in the face of major challenges, such as global climate change.
- Eco-Efficiency Starts at Home: A Workshop
Objective: Explore options for mainstreaming eco-efficiency standards and practices in key dimensions of CIAT’s operations through changes in institutional policies, administrative processes, incentive structures, and other organizational arrangements