Sustainable Food Security and Climate Change

Post-Bonn and Pre-Rio

Date: 
May 31, 2012
Time: 
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 12:00 pm); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time

Presenter(s): 
Chair: Gerald Nelson, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI; Speakers: William Hohenstein, Director, Global Change Program Office, USDA; David Waskow, Climate Change Program Manager at Oxfam America.
Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org, 202-862-8107

Location: 

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

During these informal presentations, Bill Hohenstein will report on the outcomes for agriculture at the recently concluded UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn, and David Waskow will talk about progress towards Sustainable Development Goals at Rio.

Topics include:

  • What are the opportunities for synergy?
  • What are the risks for international negotiation fatigue?
  • What effect will the ongoing financial crisis and various national elections have on making progress?