The Risky Business Project released a new report that summarizes the findings of an independent assessment of the impact of climate change at the county, state, and regional level.
Highlighting approaches, technologies, and ideas that have the potential to radically advance sustainable and nutritious food security globally.
On Wednesday, June 18, during his remarks at the World Food Prize Ceremony announcing the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted a recent Council report in his discussion of the threats of climate change on global food security.
Philosophical statements and encouraging aphorisms, painted in white letters on green pieces of sheet metal, hang on the trees that ring the central courtyard: “Trees make our environment beautiful”; “Be proud of your school and environment”; “Learning to know is my dream and pride.”
In the coming weeks, Senators on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will have a choice to make: Give a $75 million subsidy to the maritime shipping industry, or ensure that several million people in impoverished and war-torn countries have food to eat.
Brigit Soita of Chwele, Kenya, with her newly germinated millet.
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Diogene Habiyakare of Kavumu, Rwanda, hangs his maize harvest to dry in a storage space near his home.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a report urging the US government to take action to curb the risks climate change poses to global food security.
Much of the malnutrition in the world today is invisible to policy makers, politicians, and families.
At the Chicago Council’s Global Food Security Symposium today in Washington, DC, a panel on “Climate-Smart Food Security” addressed the role of family farmers in mitigating the effects of climate change including: climate-smart approaches already being used by smallholder farmers, opportunities to preserve natural resources, and the need for a “brown revolution.”
There remains a stubborn lack of understanding about the systemic connection between water, food, energy and the climate – and what this means for the future feeding of the world.
The impacts of a changing climate on food security projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the National Climate Assessment and now the Chicago Council on Global Affairs raise legitimate concerns about the global food system’s ability to meet increasing challenges.
The Chicago Council’s 2014 flagship agriculture publication, points to two large and interrelated challenges. I term them a ‘double whammy’: the prospects of increasing food insecurity in the wake of climate change and consequent volatile weather.
A recap of the "Managing Risks Associated with Volatile Weather, Changing Climates, and Resource Scarcity" panel at our fifth Global Food Security Symposium 2014 in Washington, DC.