7184. Climate lens to food security 2.0

The Inclusive Green Growth Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the Dutch Sustainability Unit (DSU) to reflect on an innovative ‘climate lens’ to food security interventions. As a 'proof of concept', areas with high/low food system dynamics and high/low climate dynamics have been identified on a map of Mali and Burkina Faso. A procedure has been proposed to make this approach useful in the policy cycle of DGIS and the embassies. This procedure is innovative as it assists to define new food and nutrition security programmes at the front end of the programing process. An earlier version (climate lens 1.0) aimed at making existing programmes climate smart, with lesser potential to achieve climate results, and doesn't enable to include the geopolitical dimension of migration. After publication, the report has been discussed by poliy makers at DGIS, and clarifications have been added to the powerpoint presentation, which is useful as a first introduction to the method.

Advisory reports and other documents

11 Oct 2016: Advisory review

Advice Geopolitical Lens to Climate Smart Food Security Interventions

08 Nov 2016: Other

PowerPoint Presentation about climate lens

Significant details

An earlier version (climate lens 1.0) aimed at making existing programmes climate smart, and doesn't enable to explicitly include the geopolitical dimension of migration. There, the DSU issued an advice on making food and nutrition security programmes more climate smart and produced a one-page interactive matrix with an overview of options (see here).

As assessment for strategic portfolio development is an ongoing learning process, the DSU appreciates feedback. It may be sent to ncea@eia.nl.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Member
mr M.A.P.M. van Asseldonk
mr W.H.G.J. Hennen
mr R. Ruben
ms L. van Schaik

Technical secretary: mr S.G. Nooteboom

Component authority
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Further details

Categories

01 agriculture
04 climate change
14 flood protection
15 food security

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