Video On Demand

A New Era for Climate Change and Food Security?

May 4, 2021 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security and eradicate poverty. At the same time, agriculture, including forestry, fisheries, and livestock production, generates around a fifth of the world's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—and food systems writ large are responsible for over one-third of GHG emissions worldwide. The global response to climate change today will determine how we feed future generations tomorrow. By transforming agriculture and food systems, countries have the chance to achieve food security for all. FAO and CSIS will bring together expert panelists to discuss changing perspectives on climate change and its impact on global food security, highlighting outcomes of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate.

We hope you will join us for an online discussion on Tuesday, May 4th, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST, “A New Area for Climate Change and Food Security?”

This dialogue is part of the joint CSIS Global Food Security Program and FAO of the United Nations, Liaison Office for North America speaker series on global food security.

Ann Vaughan

Senior Advisor for Climate Change, Bureau of Resilience and Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Zitouni Ould-Dada

Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Environment, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Helga Flores-Trejo

Vice President, Global Public Affairs International Organization, Bayer

Vimlendra Sharan

Director, Liaison Office for North America, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOLOW)