About UN Climate Summit
By Leisa Perch*
As we gear up for the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit this week and for the High Level and general debate segments of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as the launch of the Global Climate-smart Alliance, it is timely to reflect on the implications of these for the broader climate and agriculture agenda. Last weekend, hundreds of thousands gathered in New York and around the world to continue the effort to put climate change front and center of local, national and global discussions about policies now and policies for the future. Food and nutrition must be at the center of such debates as well.
When we add agriculture to the climate mix, the issues for and of people and their livelihoods are brought home clearly and sometimes devastatingly. Food production for production sake is not enough. Farmers and families who…
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