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Climate Change and Action II – Climate Change and Food Security – Taking a Systems-Based Approach

October 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Climate Change and Action II – Climate Change and Food Security – Taking a Systems-Based Approach

Climate change is a tremendous, global challenge, and a particular threat to vulnerable populations who are already facing the impacts. Small-scale farmers, who represent 70% of the world’s hungry, are faced with increasingly unpredictable and severe periods of drought, flooding, and extreme weather events, posing many challenges to their traditional farming systems. COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity in many regions of the world, and now the need for greater resilience is more apparent than ever.

Like many of the challenges facing global food systems, climate change needs to be addressed through a systems-based approach requiring practical, political, and transformational approaches to change underlying beliefs and mental models. Join Agriculture and Livelihoods Technical Advisor, Michael Salomons and Senior Policy Advisor, Naomi Johnson from Canadian Foodgrains Bank, as they discuss the interlinkages of climate change, food security, and development, and what the Foodgrains Bank is doing to adopt a systems-based approach to addressing climate change. This presentation will include various occasions for participant feedback and group discussion on the opportunities and challenges of addressing climate change and food security facing our sector today.

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About the Presenters

Naomi Johnson

Naomi Johnson is Senior Policy Advisor at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and co-chair of the Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D). She specializes in climate finance and food security and strives to increase support for adaptation to those most vulnerable. Naomi holds Masters in Development Practice, Honours BA and BSc degrees, and has worked in climate change and development policy on projects in northern Manitoba and Nunavut, and conducted research and assessments on food insecurity in Vietnam and Nepal.

Michael Salomons

Michael Salomons has worked with Canadian Foodgrains Bank since 2012, and is currently their Agriculture and Livelihoods Technical Advisor. His academic background includes a M.Sc. in Conservation Biology from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc. in Plant Sciences from the University of Manitoba. His career has focused on sustainable development that meets the needs of both people and the planet, and he has worked in this area both domestically (Northwest Territories, Alberta) and internationally (DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania). 


What: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ACTION – Climate Change and Food Security

When: Friday October 16 (World Food Day), from 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Where: Zoom

Cost: Free

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October 16, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm