Climate Change and Plant Pests

Climate Change and Plant Pests

On June 1, 2021 the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) of FAO released through a webinar a “Scientific review of the impact of climate change on plant pests: a global challenge to prevent and mitigate plant pest risks in agriculture, forestry and ecosystems”. To strengthen the review’s scientific foundation, IPPC convened a panel of reputable scientists from around the world to write the review, and established a rigorous peer review system to validate its findings. This report details the outcome of the review and has been prepared by a group of ten authors representing all FAO regions and with expertise in plant pathology, entomology, herbology, climatology and data analytics, namely: Maria Lodovica Gullino (lead author, Italy), Ramon Albajes (Spain), Ibrahim Al-Jboory (Iraq), Francislene Angelotti (Brazil), Subrata Chakraborty (Australia), Karen A. Garrett (United States of America), Brett Phillip Hurley (South Africa), Peter Juroszek (Germany), Khaled Makkouk (Lebanon), Xubin Pan (China) and Tannecia Stephenson (Jamaica). The Arab and Near East region was represented by two ASPP members, Ibrahim Al-Jboory and Khaled Makkouk. Individuals interested in reading the full report can reach it through the following link: English