Relationship between agriculture, climate change should be prioritised

A firm decision needs to be made on how to mitigate against the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector, which is facing increased environmental impacts, University of South Africa (Unisa) Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate research assistant Bongani Chavalala said on Wednesday. Addressing delegates during an interactive debate on the road ahead in climate policy, hosted by Unisa and the German Embassy in Pretoria, he said he hoped this would be prioritised at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC’s) twenty-third meeting in Bonn, Germany, in November.