Agriculture and Climate Change: A Scoping Report

The report is the result of a project facilitated by the Meridian Institute which began in August 2010.  It is intended to:

  • provide context and analysis for addressing agriculture in international climate negotiations, discussing issues such as agricultural production and food security;
  • early action opportunities; trade; finance; technology transfer and capacity building; and
  • performance and benefits measurement.

The aim of the report is to help inform climate negotiators and other stakeholders to identify options and unpack issues of interest;bnot to express opinions or be prescriptive.  It was guided by an iterative process comprised of 40 individual interviews from August to December 2010, and two in-person group consultations convened 15-17 February 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and 11-13 April 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand.