This briefing is adapted from “Agriculture and Climate Change: A Scoping Report” by Bruce Campbell, Wendy Mann, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Charlotte Streck, Timm Tennigkeit, and Sonja Vermeulen. The aim of that report was to provide independent, objective analysis on many complex issues related to agriculture and climate change. This summary provides key points for policymakers, focusing on the unique aspects of agriculture when considered in the context of climate change. It recommends actions that can be taken when considering agriculture’s multiple objectives, from providing adequate food for growing populations to protecting the environment, and ensuring resilience to future climatic change. Finally, it briefly describes needs related to finance, technology, and capacity building; options for measuring mitigation and adaptation activities; and trade dimensions.
Lee, D. (Editor). Agriculture and Climate Change Policy Brief: Main Issues for the UNFCCC and Beyond. Meridian Institute, (2011) 24 pp.