Linking Policy on Climate and Food

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Science  25 Feb 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6020, pp. 1013-1014
DOI: 10.1126/science.1202899

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At the United Nations (UN) climate negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, in December 2010, the parties agreed to a global target of no more than 2°C warming above preindustrial levels. In an important new step, both developed and developing countries agreed to take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to meet this long-term goal. They also set important milestones on reducing deforestation and providing funds to help developing countries adapt to climate change.