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We welcome the draft report and thank the HLPE for this opportunity to comment on the first draft. It is important that the HLPE has been asked by the CFS to support work on climate change. The CFS has an important role to play in development of policy options and actions to be taken with regard to climate change impacts and food security. The CFS has a unique mandate that places it in a strategic position vis-à-vis the climate negotiations as they interact with food security and agriculture. The UNFCCC is not equipped to play this role, and can and should rely on the other parts of the UN system, including the CFS, which have capacity on food security.

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