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Climate Change & Food Security - Irreversible Destiny

Climate Change & Food Security - Irreversible Destiny

An Indian farmer and his son walk over their parched paddy field on the outskirts of Agartala on May 14, 2009.  

Erratic weather patterns caused by climate change are undermining traditional agricultural practices across much of the developing world. At the same time, high levels of population growth in these regions are generating greater demand for food. Though nations with temperate climates may benefit from increased agricultural yields, farmers in other parts of the world will be more susceptible to changes in water supply and soil moisture.



Is it too late to combat the effects of climate change? What could new policies look like? How can climate change adaptation improve food security? What responses are needed from donors, governments and civil society to reduce impacts of climate change on food security?



Speakers:


- Maria Blair, Deputy Associate Director for Climate Change Adaptation, White House Council On Environmental Quality (CEQ)


- Henk-Jan Brinkman, Senior Adviser for Economic Policy, World Food Programme


- Gerald Nelson, Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI


- Andrew Revkin, Journalist, The New York Times



12:00 ' 12:30 pm: Registration and lunch
12:30 ' 2:00 pm: Program

Co-Organizer: Oxfam America
Outreach Partner: NYU Wagner, WFP

Please note: this event will also be a free live video webcast from 12:30 to 2:00 pm on AsiaSociety.org. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to [email protected].

Event Details

22 April 2010
8:00am - 10:00am

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$22 members; $26 students/seniors; $30 non-members