Climate Change & Food Systems

Global Alliance members agree that addressing climate change is critical and urgent, with many already committed to either working directly on climate change or placing their work in the context of climate change as an important driving force for their activities.

Together, we are exploring the nexus between climate change and food systems and have initiated collaborative projects to strengthen our understanding of the connections between climate change and food systems:

  • Our 2nd International Dialogue: The Future of Food in a Climate Changing World brought together over 250 experts and leaders from the local to the global to gain deeper insights into the connections between climate change and food systems, to craft visions of the food systems we need today and tomorrow, and to chart potential pathways to get there.
  • A white paper on Climate Change and Food Systems was prepared as an important input into the International Dialogue, with participants providing vital feedback for the Global Alliance supported report Climate Change & Food Systems: Assessing Impacts and Opportunities. Published by Meridian Institute, the report explores the complex relationships between climate change and food systems and national/global efforts to mitigate climate change and create an environment in which food systems can be resilient and adapt in a changing environment.

Climate change is central to all our mandates and the interrelated issues of climate change and food and agriculture will only become more important in the years ahead.  We need to make sure that it informs our work.

Jane Maland Cady

Global Alliance Steering Committee Member and International Program Director for The McKnight Foundation