The topic was addressed during a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who also served as a visiting professor at Drake Law School.
Vilsack’s talk was part of the Agriculture and Rural Development Day at the University of Copenhagen College of Life Sciences. The University hosted more than 350 national representatives, farmers, government officials and academics, including Hamilton and two Drake law students.
Hamilton, director of the Agricultural Law Center, and two Drake law students are attending the conference through Dec. 19.
They are among a group of scholars and students from the United States who are experiencing the conference through meetings and roundtable discussions. Topics include: “the triple challenge to agriculture of increasing food productivity, climate resilience and greenhouse gas mitigation — and on unlocking the potential of emission markets for small farmers,” Hamilton wrote in his blog,
He also outlined his hope for the climate change talks in a guest column in the Register. The article is titled, “American farmers must step up on climate change.”
Hamilton is joined in Copenhagen by second-year law students Keith Duffy and Amanda Atherton.