Agriculture and Climate Change Policy Brief

Main Issues for the UNFCCC and Beyond

This policy brief is a condensed version of the Agriculture and Climate Change: A Scoping Report. This summary seeks to provide key points for policymakers focusing on the unique aspects of agriculture when considered in the context of climate change.  It emphasizes actions that can be taken when considering agriculture’s multiple objectives, from providing adequate food for growing populations to protecting the environment and ensuring resilience to future climatic changes.

Author Team

Editor for Policy Brief

Donna Lee
Lead Forest and Land Use Consultant
Climate Focus

Author Team for the Scoping Report

Agricultural Production and Food Security

Bruce Campbell
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR

Sonja Vermeulen
Deputy Director for Research
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Early Action Opportunities in Agriculture

Wendy Mann
Special Advisor
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz
Chief Executive
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Christophe Bellmann
Programs Officer
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Finance, Technology Transfer and Capacity Building for Agriculture

Charlotte Streck (Lead Author)
Climate Focus

Ernestine Meijer
Senior Legal Counsel
Climate Focus

Performance and Benefit Measurement (MRV)

Timm Tennigkeit
Head of Carbon Finance Section

Andreas Wilkes
Head of Programme Development