Peruvian Minister of Environment to speak at CGIAR’s Development Dialogues in September

CGIAR Development Dialogues 25 Sep 2014, Faculty House at Columbia University, New York City

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru’s Minister of State for Environment and UNFCCC COP20 President, will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural CGIAR Development Dialogues in New York on September 25.

Pulgar-Vidal will also be on the panel in a session dedicated to exploring the benefits of integrated landscape approaches for agriculture, forestry and other land uses.

The aim of the Learning Event is to move policy dialogue beyond the “land sparing” versus “land sharing” debates by exploring the hidden shades of green that influence these decisions, such as geographic, ecological, social and political contexts.

Joining Pulgar-Vidal on the panel, will be Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment at University of Manchester, and Kwesi Atta-Krah, Director of CGIAR’s Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics. Peter Holmgren, Director General of CIFOR, will moderate the discussion.

The CGIAR Development Dialogues are designed to draw attention to the vital role of agricultural research in addressing global development challenges. World leaders, scientists, funders, media, civil society, the private sector, community groups and Sustainable Development Goal negotiators will be present. The invitation-only event will be webcast live on

The CGIAR Development Dialogues will take place during Climate Week NYC alongside the UN General Assembly, the inaugural meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, and the UN Climate Summit.

The Dialogues is supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. Visit to learn more.