Dear Members of the HLPE,
We are prompted to write by the zero draft of the HLPE report on food security and climate change. We are pleased the HLPE took up this vital issue, and appreciate the work that has gone into the draft. A number of our organizations have submitted more detailed comments separately. This letter, however, reflects the shared concern on behalf of the undersigned CSOs that the draft report does not do justice to the intellectually innovative and politically important mandate given to the HLPE, and, through the HLPE, to the project teams the panel employs.