Climate Change -- Adaptation and Poverty

Date: 
June 25, 2009
Time: 
3:30 - 5:00pm

Presenter(s): 
Mahabub Hossain, Executive Director, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (Bangladesh); Raul Montemayor, General Secretary, Federation of Free Farmers Cooperatives Inc. (Philippines); Camilla Toulmin, Director, International Institute for Environment and Development (United Kingdom)
Location: 

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

Abstract

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.