Sustainability Science Program

Enhancing Food Security in an Era of Global Climate Change

Enhancing Food Security in an Era of Global Climate Change

Venice, Italy, June 6-9, 2010

Steering Group

Workshop description
The goal of the workshop, Enhancing Food Security in an Era of Global Climate Change, was to build a more strategic and integrated perspective on the threats and opportunities latent in the food / climate issue, and to discuss the hard challenges of moving forward toward common goals in a private, off-the-record setting. An executive session convened by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Venice International University on June 6-9, 2010 attracted more than 25 of the world's leading experts from the fields of policy, science, and business to San Servolo Island for an intensive three day session. The discussions were off-the-record, with each participant present in his or her own capacity, rather than representing an organization. The session was one in a series on Grand Challenges of the Sustainability Transition organized by the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University with the generous support of the Italy's Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea. This particular session was held in cooperation with the new Mega Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security being developed by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership.

Report of the Workshop

Program

Participants

Background readings

Sponsors
Italy's Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Sustainability Science Program, Center for International Development, Harvard University
Thematic Environmental Networks, Venice International University