Report of the Inter Center Working Group on Climate Change
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Progress report on climate change presented at CGIAR International Centers Week 1999 by Pedro Sanchez on behalf of the Inter Center Working Group on Climate Change (ICWG-CC) started in response to presentations by the FAO and World Bank at MTM 1998. The purposes of the group were to evaluate the impact of CGIAR activities on the climate, and develop a strategy to incorporate climate change in the CGIAR research agenda. Funding was provided by USAID.Impact was assessed on the basis of case studies by several centers, and a detailed appraisal of the impact of the Green Revolution in Asia. Given the projected impact of climate change on developing country agriculture, the working group concluded that the CGIAR should play a role in research on adaptation to climate change, and mitigation of its impact, in collaboration with the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). Three areas of adaptation research and three areas of mitigation research were identified. Plans for implementation and partnerships were being made. The working group proposed a joint meeting with TAC, and planned to make reports at TAC 78 and MTM 2000.