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Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change: A report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

March 29th, 2012

The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change has launched its report on “Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change” on 28 March at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London.

In its final report, the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change proposes specific policy responses to the global challenge of feeding a world confronted by climate change, population growth, poverty, food price spikes and degraded ecosystems.

The report gives a complete overview of the current state of the food system and specifies a holistic approach to transforming the food system and defining a path towards long-term sustainability. It highlights specific opportunities under the mandates of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Group of 20 (G20) nations.

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The final report Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change is now available, along with key background studies. A Summary for Policy Makers is available in English, French and Spanish.

Video – How to feed the world in 2050: actions in a changing climate

The Commission launched an animated video that describes the major strategies for moving the planet towards a food secure future. To achieve a ‘safe operating space’ for people and the planet, humanity must operate within three limits: the quantity of food that can be produced under a given climate; the quantity needed by a growing and changing population; and the effect of food production on climate.

The Commission was set up by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) with support from the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.

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