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Climate Change and Nutrition Security - Message to the UNFCCC negotiators

The UNSCN policy brief highlights how climate change further exacerbates the already unacceptably high levels of hunger and undernutrition and proposes policy directions to address the nutrition impact of climate change for consideration by the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC. It recommends a combination of nutrition-sensitive adaptation and mitigation measures, nutrition-smart investments, increased policy coherence, and institutional and cross-sectoral collaboration to address the threats to food and nutrition security from climate change.

The policy brief will be presented at COP16 during two events: (i) at the Agriculture & Rural Development Day on 4 December 2010; see: http://www.agricultureday.org and (ii) at the WHO/WFP side event taking place on 6 December 2010.

This policy brief results from exchanges among members of the UNSCN ad hoc Nutrition and Climate Change eGroup. This group was created in 2010 with the aims of (i) bringing a nutrition lens into climate change issues and (ii) increasing the participation of interested sectors, facilitating information exchange and supporting nutrition-focused climate-related policies and strategies. It now includes more than 75 experts/ representatives from NGOs and foundations, UN agencies, academia, governmental agencies and the private sector. More information at: https://www.unscn.org/en/forums/discussion-groups.

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2010

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