The Global Food Security (GFS) programme has published a new report providing evidence for the existence of environmental tipping points and exploring potential consequences for global food security.
Key points include:
- the need to give greater consideration to potential step-changes in food systems as part of risk management;
- the need for more research into environmental tipping points and their potential impact on food system dynamics;
- how to act on information if there is a real risk that a tipping point is being reached;
- costs and benefits of action now to prevent crossing a tipping point.
The report includes two major case studies for plausible environmental tipping points.