Experts and policy makers from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine gathered on May 26, 2011 in Kyiv to discuss how food security in the region could be affected by climate change and what measures their governments should start implementing.
During the seminar, food security experts and policy makers considered how climate change-related circumstances, such as increasing shortage of water and rising average temperature affect food security in the context that the countries have different levels of transparency, accountability and state regulation of the economy. How to create appropriate policies in these circumstances was also discussed.
The participants considered several scenarios for the future of the region and discussed possible solutions and recommendations to their governments on how to address risks deriving from climate change to preserve food security in the Eastern European region.
The event was part of an Environment and Security Initiative project of the OSCE implemented in cooperation with the European Environment Agency.