Climate change is expected to pose new challenges to the task of achieving food security worldwide.
Agriculture is one of the most economically vulnerable sectors to the impacts of climate change and its losses will be unevenly distributed across the world. The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that climate change is affecting all aspects of agriculture and that its impacts on crop yields are already manifesting across the world. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) lists agriculture as one of the domains in particular need of adaptation.
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Lea Nicita is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Research Fellow at Yale School of Forestry and Environmnetal Studies and Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici.
Her current research emphasis is on sustainable and diversified agricultural landscapes, climate change impacts on agriculture, and climate perceived risks and adaptation in agriculture. Lea has co-authored papers in the field of economics of climate change and non-market valuation of environmental resources.
Lea holds a PhD in economics from University of Venice; she had worked as researcher assistant at the University of Catania and as senior researcher at Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation and Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici. She is a passionate mom and traveller.