An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report (summary for policymakers | full report) explores how land use—including for agriculture and food production—contributes to climate change and how climate change affects land and food security. It finds that agriculture and forestry represented 23 percent of total net anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions during 2007–2016 and suggests that coordinated action to address climate change can simultaneously improve land, food security and nutrition, and help to end hunger.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A study of a maternal and child health and nutrition program in Guatemala calls for programs to include “double-duty” objectives and actions that ensure that addressing child undernutrition does not lead to unhealthy weight gain in mothers.
- An article in The Telegraph reflects on new research that reviews Ethiopia’s resilience programming and identifies options for building greater resilience into the agricultural system.
- World Water Week will take place August 25–30 in Stockholm, Sweden, with a focus on the theme of “Water for society – Including all.”