The health gains achieved through economic development over the last five decades could be reversed by 2050 due to the consequences of climate change according to a new report by the Lancet Commission on the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change. The report urges for a radical rethinking of business models, food systems, civil society involvement, and national and international governance to address these multiple overlapping challenges. IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Stuart Gillespie reflects on the report’s findings and recommendations in a new blog post.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A new FAO policy guidance note recommends using food systems as entry points to guide the delivery of healthy diets and subsequently address all forms of malnutrition.
- Issue 11 of the Emergency Nutrition Network’s Nutrition Exchange features ten country articles that focus on nutrition networks and coordination for scaling up nutrition.
- A webinar on February 7 will explore the impact of climate change on jobs for young people in agriculture.