Climate change and food security in the Pacific
This brief has been prepared for the UN Convention on Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen, December 2009, to raise awareness of the imminent impacts of climate change on food security in Pacific island countries and territories and to urge participants to consider the importance of mainstreaming food security in climate-related policies, strategies and programmes.
By providing a snapshot of the imminent impacts of climate change on food security1 in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), this report illustrates the need to mainstream food security within climate change policies, strategies and programmes and the need to combat climate-related
vulnerability through the effective implementation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs). It also advocates