Linkages, Tradeoffs, and Synergies Between the Global Food System, Society, and the Environment

Session ID#: 23706

Session Description:
The global food system is one of the most extensive ways by which humanity has altered the planet. Massive demands for water, fertilizers, and energy support the production, transport, and consumption of food, while increasing globalization of the food system intimately links distant human and natural systems. Achieving global food security requires this food system to function within environmental boundaries and in the face of environmental change and variability. This session welcomes submissions that examine the interaction of the environment and food security, especially approaches that integrate nutrition, livelihoods, and social-environmental feedbacks. Submissions which discuss potential solutions for achieving sustainable food production, including their feasibility/implementation, are encouraged. Collectively, this session aims to better understand the linkages, tradeoffs, and synergies between the global food system, society, and the environment.
Primary Convener:  Kyle Frankel Davis, Columbia University of New York, The Earth Institute, Palisades, NY, United States; The Nature Conservancy, New York, NY, United States
Convener:  Jessica Gephart, University of Maryland, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis, MD, United States

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0402 Agricultural systems [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1834 Human impacts [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Yoshihide Wada, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria and IIASA modeling teams
Steven J Davis1, Jennifer A Burney2, Julia Pongratz3 and Eberhard Hansis3, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Srikanta Sannigrahi1, Sandeep Bhatt1, Saikat Kumar Paul1, Somnath Sen1, Shahid Rahmat1 and Bhumika Uniyal2, (1)Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, (2)Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Weston B Anderson1, Richard Seager2, Mark A Cane1 and Walter Baethgen3, (1)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Tamara Jane Zelikova1, Jason Funk2, Noah Deich3, Giana Amador2, Rory Jacobson2 and CCR, (1)University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, (2)Center for Carbon Removal, Oakland, United States, (3)Center for Carbon Removal, Berkeley, CA, United States
Anjuli Jain Figueroa and Dennis McLaughlin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Xin Zhang and Eric Davidson, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, United States
Uwe Andreas Schneider1, Livia Rasche1, Erwin Schmid2 and Jan Christian Habel3, (1)University of Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), Hamburg, Germany, (2)BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences, Vienna, Austria, (3)Technical University of Munich, Ecology and Ecosystemmanagement, Munich, Germany
Christian Otto1,2, Jacob Schewe3, Michael Joseph Puma4 and Katja Frieler2, (1)Columbia University of New York, The Earth Institute, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, (3)PIK, Potsdam, Germany, (4)Columbia University, Center for Climate Systems Research, New York, NY, United States
Davide Danilo Chiarelli, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Milano, 20133, Italy, Lorenzo Rosa, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, maria Cristina Rulli, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Milan, Italy and Paolo D'Odorico, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Stephen M Powers, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States