The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will convene the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings to advance the implementation of the Paris Climate Accord. IFPRI researchers will join global discussions to provide cutting-edge research on the threats that climate change poses to food systems as well as some promising strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change. 

Key Messages

  • Threats to the global food system: Projections show climate change could depress the production of crops, driving up prices of fruits, vegetables, and meat products and thereby increasing malnutrition--particularly in the Global South, where the effects of climate change will be most severe and resources to adapt to it are most limited. 
  • The importance of the Gender-Climate Connection: Agricultural development research and interventions that target gender disparities can have a greater overall impact on adaptation to climate change. IFPRI's conceptual framework integrates climate resilience, gender, and nutrition to identify linkages and key elements of building climate resilience. 
  • A model for working with governments to reduce emissions: Working with Colombia's Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, IFPRI helped form Colombia's commitments to reduce emissions under the Paris Accord, creating a model for using research to inform public policy

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