EU Science Hub

2019 IATRC Symposium

Jun 23 2019
Jun 25 2019

Trading for good - Agricultural trade in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation: synergies, obstacles and possible solutions.

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture & Rural Development (DG AGRI) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) are supporting the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC) in the organisation of the 2019 IATRC Symposium.

Call for paper presentations and organised sessions

A. Individual Research Paper Presentations

Papers can be completed, work in progress or research planning.

These sessions include individual papers and provide an opportunity to report on research results or work in progress, present research plans for critique, and discuss research priorities.

B. Organised Multi-Paper/Panel Discussion Sessions

These sessions, usually organised by one or two individuals, consist of one to four panel members or several paper presentations, followed by open discussion/working format.

These sessions may be scheduled as plenary or concurrent.

Paper submission

Email your paper and organised session proposals to

Deadline: 20 March 2019. 

Papers and session proposals received after March 20th will be accepted on quality and space-available basis. 

Notifications of acceptance by April 15th, 2019.  

Registration modalities (forthcoming). 

Background and objectives

Climate change, agriculture, food systems and trade are intimately interrelated. Sectors like agriculture need to adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while meeting growing global food demand. Within this context, international trade will experience new dynamics, reflecting the impact of climate change and GHG emissions mitigation, which will alter the comparative advantage and competitiveness of sectors across regions and countries. Connecting economies, trade can play a central role for the adaptation to climate change-related challenges, for example by reallocating food from surplus to deficit regions, hence contributing to food security. Trade can also facilitate international cooperation for an efficient global distribution of climate change mitigation efforts, and, for example, increase development and transfer of emission-efficient technologies. Conversely, if production moves to countries with no or less stringent mitigation obligations in place, trade could lead to emissions leakage that undermines efforts for global GHG emissions reduction.

Against this background, the symposium is devoted to deepening the knowledge on the linkages between trade and climate change adaptation and mitigation, in order to reflect on synergies, obstacles and possible solutions to govern an era of important challenges.


The symposium will be spread over 2.5 days, starting in early afternoon of June 23rd and finishing in late afternoon of June 25th.

Agenda (forthcoming).

Organising Committee


  • Fabio Santeramo (University of Foggia)
  • Dragan Miljkovic (North Dakota State University)
  • Emanuele Ferrari (JRC Seville)


  • Pierluigi Londero (DG AGRI)
  • Pierre Boulanger (JRC Seville)
  • Thomas Fellmann (JRC Seville)
  • Mihaly Himics (JRC Seville)
  • Robert M'barek (JRC Seville)
  • Koen Mondelaers (DG AGRI)
  • Ana I. Sanjuán (JRC Seville)
  • Melissa Sullivan (University of Minnesota)


Hotel Melia Sevilla, Spain
List of negociated accomodation prices in hotels close to the venue (forthcoming).