17 July 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has partially published the final version of the Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5) on global climate change. The March 31 draft of the Working Group (WG) II of the IPCC AR5 provides a comprehensive assessment of climate-change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability in many sectors, including food security.
Compared with the IPCC AR4 (2007), the IPCC AR5 (2014) discusses in greater detail the impact of climate change on food security and food systems.
The WG II AR5 highlights the impact of climate change on crops, fisheries and livestock production. Interestingly, food security and food prices have been discussed based on lessons from the 2007/2008 world food-price crisis.
… Jonatan A. Lassa and Maria C. S. Morales are researchers at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
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