Climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic and rising conflict are among the main drivers of the sharp increase in global food insecurity seen in the past five years, fuelling what threatens to become one of the largest food crises in the world’s recent history. Although increasing evidence acknowledges the links between climate, conflict and food insecurity, current actions are still too siloed. The siloed nature of institutions, limited understanding of systemic risks and their implications, and the existence of inherent tensions and trade-offs between different perspectives and solutions all contribute to the lack of sufficient action. This session provides a safe space to explore a diversity of perspectives on the types of action needed to avoid the most dire scenarios of the current food crisis and the food-climate-conflict nexus. The panel will convene a discussion among five panelists representing key actors and sectors in this space, including representatives from both formal institutions and informal change makers.
Nathanial Matthews, CEO, Global Resilience Partnership
Dan Smith, Director, SIPRI
Sandrine Dixon DeCleve, Co-President, Club of Rome
Tim Benton, Chatham house
Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio, Sr Adaptation and Resilience Advisor, World Resources Institute
Caroline Delgado, Senior Advisor and Programme Director, SIPRI