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Speaker: Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute and Columbia University, USA
Climate change -- and the resulting extreme events -- affect food production, and in turn the quality and quantity of food available to consumers. As we move into the 'decade of action' for climate change and as we head to COP27 in Egypt, food is more on the table than ever. But there are still silos that need to be addressed via radical collaboration. Examples from the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) will present ways forward.
Dr Cynthia Rosenzweig is a Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS) and the co-located Columbia University Climate School’s Center for Climate Systems Research. Her specific area of expertise is climate change and food systems. At NASA GISS, she heads the Climate Impacts Group whose mission is to investigate the interactions of climate (both variability and change) on systems and sectors important to human well-being. Dr Rosenzweig is the co-founder and member of the Executive Committee of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), a globally integrated transdisciplinary study of climate change and the food system at regional, national and global scales, including the participation of over 1000 leading researchers from developed and developing nations. She has developed new methods of detection and attribution of observed changes in physical and biological systems to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and pioneered research on the impacts of and adaptation to climate change and climate variability. In 2019, Dr Rosenzweig was Coordinating Lead Author of the Food Security Chapter for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. She is the 2022 recipient of the World Food Prize, considered as the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture.”
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