Climate Change

Climate change and agriculture are tied directly to social equity and rural development. Climate change poses enormous new challenges for food production, farmers and rural communities. IATP works at the intersection of climate and agriculture to advocate for policies and approaches that empower farmers and rural communities to develop appropriate, bottom-up solutions; reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers and communities adapt; and advances a fair and just transition toward more climate resilient, agroecological systems for farmers and rural communities. Our Rural Climate Dialogues engage rural communities to take action on climate change. 

A letter from COP 24

Sunday was the first day of the UN climate talks (COP 24) being held in the coal region of Poland. While the energy sector will get the headlines, many countries are grappling with how best to deal with climate impacts to agriculture, as agricultural emissions are nearly a third of all global emissions. IATP is in Katowice and will be following how parties deal with agriculture in this COP.

Uprooted Episode 50 - State Climate Referenda

Josh talks with Ben Lilliston, Director of Rural Strategies and Climate Change, about climate change initiatives on the ballot on November 6, and other activities some states are up to in addressing climate change. Update: It appears both measure discussed in the podcast have failed. 

Climate and agriculture: Recommendations for California's next governor

As states take the lead in responding to climate change, food and farming is often an afterthought. California is an exception. The state has included agriculture programs as part of its climate policy from the beginning. IATP spoke with Jeanne Merrill, the California Climate and Agriculture Network’s policy director, about the report’s findings and lessons for other states.