At this event, WRI experts present findings and recommendations from a new World Resources Institute report “Food Systems at Risk: Transformative Adaptation for Long-Term Food Security.” The report’s authors will show how climate change is increasingly threatening and straining the world’s food systems and outline adaptation measures needed to address these challenges.

Specifically, the event highlights the important need for increased planning for and investment in long-term, transformative adaptation, especially where agriculture, fishing and herding systems are most at risk. While incremental adaptation measures are essential, they will be increasingly insufficient to avert loss and damage in farming and herding communities.

Listen to the interactive discussion to find out the steps governments, funders and researchers can take now to ensure long-term food security for a global population that will reach 9.7 billion by 2050.

Recorded Webinar



  • Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng, PhD, Global Director, WRI Governance Center, and Former Director of the African Natural Resources Center at the African Development Bank
  • Rebecca Carter, PhD, Acting Director, WRI Climate Resilience Practice, Lead Author of the Report
  • Tyler Ferdinand, Research Associate, WRI Climate Resilience Practice, Co-Author of the Report
  • Richard Choularton, Director, Agriculture and Economic Growth, Tetra Tech, Co-Author of the Report, Former Chief of the World Food Program’s Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Unit
  • Philip Thornton, Flagship Leader for Priorities and Policies for CSA, CCAFS CGIAR
  • Jason Spensley, Senior Climate Change Specialist, GEF
  • Jennifer Doherty Bigara, Climate Change Specialist, InterAmerican Development Bank