Tuesday, December 16, 2014


PUBLICATIONS: Working Papers on Climate Change Governance


The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) recently published two working papers related to climate change adaptation, food security and governance: 

The paper, the Comparative Turn in Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security Governance Research (PDF), proposes that concepts and methods of comparative politics can shine light on political factors important for catalysing positive change on the governance climate change adaptation and food security in the developing world. Author Mark Purdon is an expert on climate change policy and international development, currently a visiting fellow at Le Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CÉRIUM) at the Université de Montréal.

In Systematic Review Approach to identifying key trends in adaptation governance at the supranational level (PDF), authors have analyzed peer-reviewed literature on adaptation governance focused on food security at the supranational level. A total of 281 papers were collected, of which 52 met the focus. In these papers, authors explored key aspects of food security, identified types of governance measures and major challenges, and finally developed an understanding of the location of the research teams and involved countries. Authors, Livia Bizikova, Director of Knowledge for Integrated Decisions Program, Daniella Echeverría, Project Officer of Resilience Program and Energy Program, and Anne Hammill, Director of Resilience Program, are all affiliated with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

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