Policy Seminar

Climate Change -- Adaptation and Poverty

Jun 28, 2009 - 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm UTC

Climate change threatens poor people, especially farmers, in developing countries. They will need help to adapt to climate change, a daunting task as droughts and floods stress agricultural systems, water sources become more variable and uncertain, and competition over natural resources accelerates. And if agricultural interests, particularly small farmer interests, are not properly included in the international climate change negotiations, resulting climate change policies could also threaten the poor. The panelists will reflect on challenges and opportunities for helping the poor to adapt to climate change.