Podcast: Food, farming, and climate change

23 August 2019

Episode summary

This week on Policy Forum Pod we take a look at the recent IPCC report and find out what food-related industries, consumers, and governments can do to tackle the challenges presented by climate change.

Episode notes

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) looked at the role that food systems are playing in contributing to global greenhouse emissions, and drew attention to the ways climate change is threatening the future of food production and food security. On this Policy Forum Pod, we hear from Professor Mark Howden and Professor Michael Roderick on the complex relationship between land, food, and the climate and what governments and individuals can do to tackle the issues identified in the report. Listen here.

Presenters Professor Quentin Grafton and Lydia Kim also discuss water policy and the Barwon-Darling river system, and tackle some of your questions and comments.

Mark Howden is Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute. Mark was a major contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports for the UN, for which he shares a Nobel Peace Prize.

Michael Roderick is a Professor in Research School of Earth Sciences at The Australian National University. He is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

Quentin Grafton is Professor of Economics at Crawford School, an ANU Public Policy Fellow, and Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Policy Forum.

Lydia Kim is a presenter for Policy Forum Pod.

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