“To manage global climate risks for agricultural commodities effectively, we need to identify the risks, increase multilateral collaboration and find ways to manage these risks effectively. ”
— Kevin M. Adams, climate policy expert at the London School of Economics and Foreign Affairs Officer at the US Department of State.
The video highlights key messages from the groundbreaking report “Climate change, trade, and global food security: A global assessment of transboundary climate risks in agricultural commodity flows“.
The report reveals climate risks to global food trade in major agricultural commodities and concludes that they constitute a serious global challenge. The authors call for urgent multilateral action.
Kevin M. Adams is featured in the video. The interview and script were conducted and written by Ylva Rylander and Maria Cole. The video was produced by Johan Söderlund.
The film is produced by Mistra Geopolitics, a research programme led by SEI and funded by Mistra.
“Because countries trade, we are fundamentally exposed to climate risks that occur in other places around the globe.”
— Kevin M. Adams, lead author of the report
Global yield reduction due to climate change
From a country perspective, it matters what you diet is and what food you are eating. It also matters what your countries import and export profile looks like. Are you growing enough food on your own or are you import dependent on other countries?
“When we think about how climate risks can be addressed, we often think about it in an isolated way and we don't think about how countries, companies and communities can and should work together to address those risks as one unit.”
— Kevin M. Adams