In climate change adaptation and development circles we often speak of ‘politics’ and ‘power’ as things that stand in the way of progress. We see this frequently in international negotiations where obstruction and grandstanding are common negotiating tactics by politically motivated actors. Yet this negative view of politics is altogether more widespread than that—it’s present in national planning workshops, project development, and just about any forum were complex interests are negotiated.
Article published by Nature (Nature 531, 551 (31 March 2016) doi:10.1038/531551a) written by Dr Adam Briggs
Health campaigners and political observers got a surprise in the United Kingdom's latest budget. This month, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced a sugar tax in the form of a levy on sugary-drinks manufacturers.
By John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader, Environmental Change Institute, on the 'Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System' report to which he contributed:
Introduction by Marie Persson of the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), Blog post by Henri de Ruiter
The UK is increasingly “outsourcing” the environmental impact of its food supply
By Cecilia Schubert, Communications Officer and Joost Vervoort, CCAFS Scenarios Officer
Scenarios work makes headway as it now informs climate, agriculture and socio-economic development policies across seven countries.
By Dr Joost Vervoort & Elisabeth van de Grift
Under uncertain futures, decision-makers and researchers from across the Mekong region in Southeast Asia are reviewing their agriculture and climate policies.
By Hannah Rowlands, Programme Coordinator
The theme of this year’s World Food Day is family farming, which brings together the importance of ensuring global food security and achieving sustainable development in the world’s poorest countries. But why are these such important issues? And why is it so difficult to find solutions that tick all the boxes?