Master ACT welcomes the signature of the Paris agreements on climate change.
The commitments for the Green Fund and for the developing countries are important. We, at Master ACT, are sure this will generate important needs for qualified human resources. Design, extend and evaluate projects, programmes and policies on climate change adaptation and mitigation are challenging tasks ahead of us.
Agriculture will also have to take its share of the efforts. Research, extension, capacity building are needed from now!
The representatives of master ACT present at COP21 had the chance of active discussions with non academic stakeholders from the civil society and economic world, key stakeholders for meeting the commitments brought forward by the 105 countries participants.
Eva Torremocha from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sébastien Bainville from Montpellier SupAgro and Didier Pillot debate with the public of COP21 on the role of education in addressing the challenges of adaptation and mitigation.
Master ACT sponsored this meeting in order to critically discuss with Young Professionals from all over the world the job profiles we identified, the competences liked to these profiles and the curriculum we offer at the various tracks. Eva Torremocha from Seville, Sebastien Bainville from Montpellier SupAgro joined the coordinator Didier Pillot to engage debates with the youth.
Participants came with a number of recommendations that will soon be posted on this website, and the coordinator commited to respond to each of them. Some have already led to innovations in the programme proposed.
Participants also decided that representatives from the Youth will continue to be associated to the Master ACT’s Advisory Board in the future.