A Rationale for International Cooperation in Implementing Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in the Face of Global Inequality
Climate change will adversely impact global agricultural production. The impact is likely to distribute unevenly as future climate conditions will vary from region to region. The paper discusses the regions vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on agricultural production and possible adaptation strategies to minimize the impacts. Principles and barriers in implementing the adaptation strategies as well as a rationale for strengthening cooperation between developing and developed countries in implementing the adaptation strategies are also discussed. The paper argues that there are at least three arguments that should be considered carefully to strengthen the international cooperation in implementing the adaptation strategies, namely: 1) the need for strengthening the global food security, 2) the critical role of developing countries in technology transfer, and 3) the potential benefit of implementing innovations in agricultural technology in developing countries. It is also important for both groups to have the same perception that successful implementation of the adaptation strategies is eventually for their mutual benefits.