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.

Call for Promising Practices to Advance Gender Equality, Nutrition Security, and Climate Resilience

Across sub-sectors of rural climate resilience – including social protection, disaster risk reduction, livelihood diversification, climate-smart agriculture, among others – what are promising approaches to address gender and nutrition in project design and evaluation?

Climate Change and Nutrition Linkages - Discussion Paper, Policy Note, Slide Deck

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 a 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.