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14.06.2011 - 07.07.2011

Climate Change and Food Security: setting the track for the HLPE

Food and nutrition insecurity and climate change are, more than ever, the two major global challenges humanity is facing. These challenges are inextricably linked, and so should be the world’s responses.
For these reasons, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested its High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to conduct a study on climate change to facilitate and inform the policy decision-making of CFS members.  
In particular the aim of this study is to: “review existing assessments and initiatives on the effects of climate change on food security and nutrition, with a focus on the most affected and vulnerable regions and populations and the interface between climate change and agricultural productivity, including the challenges and opportunities of adaptation and mitigation policies and actions for food security and nutrition.”
Final findings are to be presented at the CFS Plenary session in October 2012.

The HLPE hereby invites you to provide your views on the proposed scope of the study.
This will be used by the StC to finalize the terms of reference of the HLPE Project Team that will prepare the study and policy recommendations.

In the scope outlined we identified these main focus areas: Assessing direct and indirect impacts of climate change on food security and nutrition; Identifying vulnerable regions and populations; Adaptation and mitigation options for food security and nutrition; Recommendations for policies and actions.

1) Do you think the scope is appropriate?

2) Have important elements been omitted or should any of the elements outlined be left out?

3) In your opinion, what would be the main aspects that the report should emphasise?

Please be as specific as possible

We look forward to your kind response.

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of the Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the HLPE

This discussion is now closed. Please contact fsn-moderator@fao.org for any further information.