Center for American Progress

: Can Climate Change Break the Global Food System?
Past Event

Can Climate Change Break the Global Food System?

3:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Please join us for a panel discussion with leading voices at the forefront of the global conversation on food security, featuring the findings and recommendations of Food Chain Reaction: A Global Food Security Game.

Can Climate Change Break the Global Food System? will feature keynote remarks from Center for American Progress Chairman and Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group Senator Tom Daschle and an expert panel moderated by Bloomberg News food security reporter Alan Bjerga. Panelists include an international set of Food Chain Reaction participants, including Cargill Economist Tim Bodin, World Wildlife Fund Senior Vice President for Agriculture David McLaughlin, Vice President of Public Affairs for Mars Incorporated Matthias Berninger, EMBRAPA Labex-USA Coordinator Geraldo Martha, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Senior Fellow Nutan Kaushik.

Panelists will discuss the role public- and private-sector stakeholders need to play as population grows, standards of living rise, and the need to produce more food presents new demands on global leaders and our planet.

As Food Chain Reaction demonstrated, when climate change is added to an already volatile mix of disruptions to global food security, the impact is greater and the consequences for the global food system are more urgent. Policies and actions affecting trade, climate and security directly impact food system pressures and volatility worldwide. Our experts will dive into these issues and propose proactive recommendations to help ensure the security and stability of the global food system.

Light refreshments will be served.

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About Food Chain Reaction
Food Chain Reaction: A Global Food Security Game brought together 65 high-level public and private sector leaders for a two-day role-playing exercise in November 2015 to identify how governments, institutions and businesses might respond during a future crisis in the global food system. The event was produced by World Wildlife Fund and the Center for American Progress, with game design from the CNA Corporation. Funding and technical support for Food Chain Reaction has been provided by Cargill with major support from Mars, Inc.

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