Ambitious steps to control climate change may pose food security risks in the near term

The world faces a series of mounting challenges if it is to head off impacts from rising temperatures due to climate change, and the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on warming of 1.5 ˚C warns that those impacts will escalate sooner than anticipated. But the ambitious efforts needed to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may also pose a significant near-term downside risk for food security.

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