Professor Elizabeth Robinson is the Director of the Grantham Research Institute. She will present her paper ‘Food security and health in a climate insecure world’.

Abstract

As countries grow economically, as climate change becomes a reality, and as global markets become more integrated yet more vulnerable to harvest shocks in key “breadbasket” countries, the concept of food security has become more nuanced. In this GRI workshop I will first address the extent to which food security might be better tracked in the context of a changing climate, with a particular focus on systemic risk in the global food system. I will then explore the extent to which we can track whether food security and under-nutrition are improving or worsening as a consequence of a changing climate, and importantly, to what extent we can attribute increases in food insecurity to climate change, as proxied by temperature anomalies – annual temperature difference from mean baseline temperature.

Please email gri.events@lse.ac.uk  to request the Zoom joining details for this workshop by 5pm on Tuesday, 30th November 2021.

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