2021
  • Non-ICIMOD publication

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Climate change, trade, and global food security: A global assessment of transboundary climate risks in agricultural commodity flows

  • Kevin M. Adams
  • Magnus Benzie
  • Simon Croft
  • Sebastian Sadowski
  • Summary

The report describes transboundary climate risks to trade in major agricultural commodities – maize, rice, wheat, soy, sugar cane, and coffee. The agricultural sector, the report notes, is among the most exposed to climate change both in the short and in the long term. While in some instances agricultural productivity may increase, it most cases warmer temperatures will reduce yields, with the risks assessed as “many times greater than the opportunities.” The report warns that while “largely unrecognized by the global community” until recently, transboundary climate risks to global food security are “critical and mounting.”

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  • Pages:
    90
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2021
  • Publisher Name:
    Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Publisher Place:
    Stockholm
  • External Link:
    External link (open access)