Past eventUnder 35s Forum

Food Security and Climate Change

27 July 2011 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Chatham House, London


Richard Choularton, Senior Policy Officer, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, World Food Programme (WFP)
Tim Gore, Climate Change Policy Advisor, Oxfam
Tom MacMillan, Executive Director, Food Ethics Council
Chair: Jaakko Kooroshy, Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Development Programme, Chatham House



This event will bring together Chatham House Under 35 Members and UNA UK Young Professionals to provide an excellent networking platform and the opportunity to learn at first hand from experts in the fields of climate change and food security.

Climate change has played a key role in redefining the global food equation. It places increased pressure on natural resources and will affect various dimensions of food security including crop yields and food accessibility, availability and utilization. The panel will discuss the knock-on effect on human health, livelihoods and food production in both the long and the short term, and the impact on the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities. The panel will conversely also explore the impact of food production and consumption on climate change and food security.

Please note there will be an open reception before the event from 18.30 to 19.00.