CSIS Brief Provides Policy Recommendations For U.S. Government On Climate Change, Food Security

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Climate Change and Food Security: A Test of U.S. Leadership in a Fragile World
The summary of this brief, written by Chase Sova, senior associate (non-resident) with the CSIS Global Food Security Project; Kimberly Flowers, director of the Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Project at CSIS; and Christian Man, research fellow with the CSIS Global Food Security Project, states, “Climate change poses a considerable threat to global food security, with potentially existential economic, political, and social outcomes for humanity. As climate impacts worsen and further stress an already hungry world, the United States should claim the mantle of global leadership in responding to the impacts of climate change, double down on domestic efforts to promote climate-smart agriculture, elevate the issue of climate change and food insecurity in national security circles, and leverage the reorganization of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to further mainstream climate resilience into U.S. global food security programs” (10/15).