Advancing joint action on climate and food security
Format: Panel discussion
The world is facing a confluence of challenges, including extreme and more frequent events like droughts, floods and high temperatures, economic shocks and conflict over resources related to agriculture and pastoralism. These challenges require greater multilateral cooperation and multilateral funding to different sectors within food supply chains to address these pressing issues.
This session provided a forward-looking policy conversation on food security. Panellists assessed systemic risks and discussed steps required to shift the conversation from traditional, donor-focused debates about direct aid towards systemic agronomic approaches that work towards integrated solutions. A particular focus was the urgent expansion of financial resources and economic investment on climate- and conflict-sensitive approaches and a better, more strategic and horizontal conversation between industrialised and emerging countries.
- David Ismay, Head of Sustainability and Public Policy, Gro Intelligence
- Dhesigen Naidoo, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Security Studies
- Grazia Pacillo, Co-Lead CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security
- Susanne Fries-Gaier, Director for Humanitarian Assistance, German Federal Foreign Office
Moderated by Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress