Nutrition

The ramifications of climate change on human health are vast: agriculture, nutrition, diets, and health as a whole are negatively affected. Climate is both a potential driver and outcome of changes in nutritional status. In addition to direct and indirect impacts on health as a whole, climate change influences nutritional status through the enabling, food, work and social, health, and living environments, which ultimately leads to disrupted health behaviors and biological status, disease, diminished productivity, and mortality. The intersection of climate change, food security and nutrition is critical given growing adverse climate change impacts that threaten the food security and nutrition outcomes of the most vulnerable in the Global South the most. A better understanding of the pathways linking climate change with nutrition is critical to develop effective interventions to ensure that the world’s population has access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food.

Climate Change and Nutrition Linkages - Policy Note

A complimentary Policy Note provides an overview of the main points and takeaway messages discussed in the Climate Change and Nutrition Linkages Discussion Paper. This will be available soon along with the discussion paper.

Climate Change and Nutrition Linkages - Discussion Paper

The intersection of climate change, food security, and nutrition is critical given growing adverse climate change impacts that threaten food security and nutrition outcomes, especially for the most vulnerable in the global South. The GCAN team put together discussion paper which uses a food systems approach to analyze the bidirectional relationships between climate change and food and nutrition along the entire food value chain. This discussion paper will soon be accompanied by a policy note.

Climate Change and Nutrition Linkages - Slide Deck

An informative and simple visual representation of climate change and nutrition linkages, which is based on the larger discussion paper, can be found in the Climate Change and Nutrition - slide deck.