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.
Today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released for public comment a proposed rule on the disclosure of climate-related financial risk by U.S. companies, including food and agriculture firms, listed for trade on SEC-regulated exchanges.
The latest science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes clear that climate change is already disrupting food systems across the globe and that significant investments in adaptation strategies are needed urgently.