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Jahn named to international commission on sustainable ag and climate change

Molly Jahn, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and administrator, has been named to a newly created Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, a group of international experts on agriculture, climate, food, economics and natural resources.

The new commission was announced March 11 by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Composed of 13 eminent scientists and economists from around the world, the group will evaluate and integrate existing research to identify promising avenues toward developing stable, secure and sustainable global food systems in the context of a changing climate.

“The interaction between climate change and food, water and energy security is absolutely critical, and we would make an enormous error if we try to deal with one and ignore the other,” says commission chair Sir John Beddington, the United Kingdom’s chief science adviser.

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