adelphi receives the German Sustainability Award "Company"
News publ. 24. Nov 2023
News publ. 17. Feb 2011
In the coming decades climate change will significantly affect the food supply worldwide. As the protests during the 2008 food, or more recently the rising costs in Tunisia, have shown, this also leads to security policy. In this context, a workshop organised by the OSCE and adelphi at Lviv, Ukraine, addressed the relevant consequences that can be expected for Eastern Europe.
Government representatives from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine came together for two days to develop - together with experts from climate, energy, agriculture, and security policy and representatives from international organisations - scenarios on the long-term effects of climate change on food production and the safe access to food in the countries of Eastern Europe. In addition to adaption measures that would increase international competitiveness, capacity building on technical and institutional levels as well as education and training, and the improvement of good governance were identified as key elements.
The event, jointly arranged by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the European Environment Agency, and the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), took place from 14 – 16 February in Lviv, Ukraine and is part of a long-running OSCE project on climate change and security. It is the first regional scenario workshop of this kind, which deals with the issue of food security in the region against the backdrop of climate change. adelphi supported the OSCE in the preparation and implementation of the workshop, and is documenting the results in a final report.
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