SC 2.9 New climate change and food system assessments: coordinating global and regional scales

 Thursday 12 May, 08.45 – 10.30, New York Room

Food security is one of the most prominent areas of scientific inquiry and popular concern related to climate change’s potential to disrupt society. This session focuses on new directions in food system assessments including integration across global and regional scales, linkages to nutrition and health, and sustainable agriculture. Impacts of extreme events will be explored on both biophysical and socioeconomic aspects. Opportunities for participation and collaboration in AgMIP and other projects and programmes will be shared in the discussion.

Organised by Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS), USA
Partners The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project, USA
Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security, EU
Chair Jean-Francois Soussana, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Rapporteur Delphine Deryng, University of Chicago & NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA
Presentations

Towards a new food system assessment: AgMIP coordinated global and regional assessment of climate change and food security
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS), USA

Global economic models: up- and down-stream linkages
Herman Lotze-Campen, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany

AgMIP's gridded crop modeling initiative: from global impact assessments to practical solutions for adaptation
Delphine Deryng, University of Chicago & NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE