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.
- 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.
Publications on Climate Change
- Gender and Climate Change Publications
- Climate Change and Agricultural Policy Options: A Global-to-Local Approach (Brief)
- A Thriving Agricultural Sector in a Changing Climate: Meeting Malabo Declaration Goals through Climate-Smart Agriculture (Book)
- Impacts of Climate Change, Policy and Water-Energy-Food Nexus on Hydropower Development (Journal Article)
- Climate Risk Management through Sustainable Land and Water Management in Sub-Saharan Africa (Book Chapter)
- Adapting to Climate Change: Scenario Analysis of Grain Production in China (Journal Article)
- Publications: Climate Change (Booklet)
- Agricultural nutrient loadings to the freshwater environment: The role of climate change and socioeconomic change (Journal Article)
- Irrigation, risk aversion, and water right priority under water supply uncertainty (Journal Article)
- Investments in Irrigation for Global Food Security? (Project Paper)
- The Economywide Impacts of Climate Change on Philippine Agriculture (Project Paper)
- Agricultural Growth, Climate Resilience, and Food Security in the Philippines (Project Paper)
Blogs and Op-Eds
- Climate Change and Resilience
- Gender and Climate Change
- The Clean Energy Revolution Tipping Point Is Inevitable--But the Sooner the Better (Quartz Media Op-Ed)
Gender-Responsive and Climate-Resilient Agriculture for Nutrition
Estimating excess mortality attributable to agriculturally mediated changes in dietary and weight-related risk factors...
Resilience of food security in the arid and semi-arid lowlands (ASAL) in Kenya.
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) can play an important role in addressing the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change.