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Nutrition and Climate Change

Chair: Professor Benjamin Caballero

IUNS Council thanked Cristina Tirado for her hard work on the Task Force during 2013-7 including the organisation of symposia and special lectures to raise awareness of climate change issues and to promote integration of nutrition into international and national policies on climate change. Benjamin Caballero has been appointed to take the lead for the next Council period and is developing plans for this period.

More information will be available on the IUNS website soon.

Previous work: Nutrition and Climate Change Task Force (2013 – 2017)

Immediate Past Chair: Dr Cristina Tirado

The IUNS Task Force on Climate Change and Nutrition is taking advantage of a unique changing Global agenda that is influencing policies that affect nutrition. In this context the task force has implemented activities in preparation for the new climate agreement by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at the COP21 in Paris 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the work on the new Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Development agenda.

The IUNS task force on climate change and nutrition, the Convention of Biological Biodiversity (CBD) Secretariat, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, UNEP, Biodiversity International and University of California Los Angeles co-organized a side event at the margins of the 20th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA20) on April 26th 2016. The event on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Agriculture for Nutrition, Human Health and Well-Being discussed these issues in the context of Sustainable Development. Professor Cristina Tirado’s presentation is available here. More information on the event can be found on the Convention on Biological Diversity’s website, accessible here

The Task Force publication ‘Protecting women’s health in a changing climate’ can be accessed here.

The Round Table meeting around the WHO Climate Change and Health conference key messages can be accessed here.

The Sustainable food systems and health: the convenient truth of addressing climate change while promoting health publication can be accessed here.

The ‘Climate justice and human rights: Focus on food security, nutrition, health and gender’ publication can be accessed here

The June 2014 – June 2015 Nutrition and Climate Change Task Force report can be accessed here

To access the Powerpoint Presentation on Climate Change and Nutrition’ presented at the Food and Nutrition Security Forum learning event on Climate Change, Food Security and Nutrition please click here.

To access the recording of the ‘Co-benefits of nutrition-sensitive adaptation and mitigation’ presentation at the  Food and Nutrition Security Forum learning event on Climate Change, Food Security and Nutrition please click here. The slides ONLY can be accessed here