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Climate

Field visit to a climate-smart village in Ludhiana, India. Photo by L. Sebastian/IRRI-CCAFS
Field visit to a climate-smart village in Ludhiana, India. Photo by L. Sebastian/IRRI-CCAFS
“We need to find a place for innovative science and solutions in global discussions on climate change, and proactively inform these processes to the benefit of smallholder farmers and others experiencing its impacts from the frontline.”
Aditi Mukherji
Director, CGIAR Climate Impact Platform

Climate change threatens every aspect of the world’s food systems, posing risks to food production, livelihoods and nutrition. At the same time, food systems are a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, causing climate change. Through research and innovation, CGIAR aims to address these challenges and advance both climate adaptation and mitigation.

The CGIAR Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Platform coordinates efforts to contribute to collective global targets to:

  • Implement all National Adaptation Plans and Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement.
  • Equip 500 million small-scale producers to be more resilient to climate shocks, with climate adaptation solutions available through national innovation systems.
  • Turn agriculture and forest systems into a net sink for carbon by 2050, with emissions from agriculture decreasing by 1 Gt per year by 2030 and reaching a floor of 5 Gt per year by 2050.

Building on work over the past decade, CGIAR Initiatives have already begun to make progress toward these objectives in their first year of implementation.

 

A deep dive into our climate impacts of 2022
Impact Area: Climate adaptation & mitigation

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CGIAR Initiatives: Climate adaptation & mitigation

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