Climate change and agriculture are closely related to changing the weather, including temperature pattern deviations. The world is warmer than ever before, directly impacting agricultural production and the people who live in it—the last two decades recorded the hottest temperatures since the 1800s and the ten hottest years ever. Everyone on Earth is feeling the effects of climate change, especially people in developing countries and those who depend on specific climatic conditions and natural resources to survive. Dry seasons are getting longer, and water is getting scarcer. Lack of water and increasing temperatures make it harder for crops to grow. The land is gradually becoming less productive and more vulnerable to the future. Crop failure will occur everywhere, leaving farmers unable to develop or increase the food sources they rely on to generate income and support their families. 

Climate change also undermines environmental health, undermines production, destroys crops, kills livestock, makes livelihoods difficult, and leads to starvation. It’s predicted that global food yields could decline by as much as 30% by 2050 if we can’t adapt to the effects of climate change. So, the world at least confronts the triple challenge of producing more healthy food with less ecological impact in an increasingly tricky growing environment. Entomological Society of Indonesia (ESI) wants to be an integral part in overcoming this problem, not only in Indonesia but also for the world entirely.

As a whole, insects have a significant role in the sustainability of human life, not only as frightening pests but also a beneficial role for humans, including biological pest control agents, pollinators, sources of protein, medicines, clothing materials, decorations, and inspiration in local wisdom and children. With their specifications and adaptability, they can provide enormous opportunities to survive in various extreme conditions, including climate change.

Efforts to maintain and protect beneficial insects should be made continuously. In its implementation, the steps need to be supported by comprehensive studies and research for human life and welfare while minimizing negative impacts on living things and the environment. For this reason, information exchange activities, both in the form of seminars and scientific publications, need to be carried out so that there is synergy and efficiency in finding control strategies and insect conservation efforts.

In this regard, the Entomological Society of Indonesia (ESI) is committed to holding The 2nd International Conference and 11th Congress of The Entomological Society of Indonesia 2023 (ICCESI 2023) with the theme of “Mitigation of Climate Change through Beneficial Insect Utilization to Support Sustainable Ecosystem and Food Security. It will provide an ideal platform for researchers, academics, and practitioners to gather, share information, and discuss their results and scientific experiences by making entomology a special reference to adaptation to climate change in the trophic.

The ICCESI event will be organized routinely every four years. In 2019, ICCESI was carried out in Bali in collaboration with the Malaysian Entomological Association (ENTOMA), with the theme “Learning from the Past, Adapting for the Future: Advancements in Ethnoentomology and Entomological Sciences for Food Security and Health.” ICCESI 2019 involves collaborating with the internationally reputable publishers of proceedings indexed globally by Atlantis Press, internationally reputable journals Serangga and ISSAAS, and a nationally reputable journal, the Jurnal Entomologi Indonesia. ICCESI 2023 will be held from 28 September until 1 October 2023 at the Santika Premiere Hotel Padang, Indonesia, and can be carried out as successfully as the previous event.