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. 

Coming Soon: Uprooted: Talking COP27

Our industrialized food and farming systems are both driving the climate crisis and threatened by it. The upcoming United Nations global climate conference, COP27, is a chance to shine a light on these connections and push for real solutions. In this four-part podcast series, hear from policy experts at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy on the nexus of agriculture and climate change, what we expect to see happen at COP27 and what must be done to create more resilient food systems in the face of a heating planet.

Agribusiness opposition to the proposed SEC climate-related financial disclosure rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires companies registered to trade on U.S. stock exchanges to disclose financial statements and details of their business operations to investors and the public. In 2010, the SEC issued voluntary guidance on how SEC registrants should disclose climate-related financial information.

True or False? Evaluating solutions for agriculture and climate change

For decades, mainstream climate debates largely ignored agriculture. Now, thankfully, the climate community has woken up to the importance of agriculture and food systems in tackling climate change. This short paper challenges some of the most popular of these false solutions to the climate crisis.