Dr Peter Falloon will discuss what climate change means for the UK agri-food system, from farm to fork, and both in terms of adapting to a changing climate and contributing to net zero. He will draw on the UK Climate Projections, the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recently published Third Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) and other sources.
Dr Falloon (FRMetS, FRSA) leads the Met Office’s Climate Service for Defra on Food, Farming and Natural Environment. Pete has over 25 years of experience in the impacts of climate and land use change on food systems and the environment. He has been at the Met Office Hadley Centre since 2004 and led the Climate Impacts Modelling team from 2009-2019. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Royal Meteorological Society, a contributing author to the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and a member of the Global Food Security Programme’s Programme Coordination Group board. Pete is also Sustainability Director at Food Drink Devon