Climate change, water...

 Climate change, water and food security

This Synthesis Paper is based on an Expert Meeting held in Rome 26–28 February 2008 as a preparation for the FAO High Level Conference (HLC) on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy in June 2008. This Synthesis Paper contains a necessarily rapid appraisal of the implications of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR4-IPCC) for agricultural water management and, based on that evidence, offers a more operationally focused diagnosis. It provides a summary analysis of a baseline, including projected trends without climate change and mitigation measures; the anticipated set of climate change impacts; a set of possible responses; main findings and recommendations; and a set of options for decision-makers.
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