How to ensure food security in times of climate change?

  • 29th September 2017
  • by secretary
4 September 2017. A new 4-minute video by adelphi, featuring Sue Lautze (FAO), Oli Brown (UNEP), John Liu (Ecosystem Ambassador) and Kitty van der Heijden (World Resources Institute), addresses the impact of climate change in conflict contexts and looks into to mechanisms for mitigating the effects of climate change on peace. The experts argue that land restoration and early warning systems among other approaches should be supported by global governance for curtailing climate-related risks to peace.

Climate change is likely to disrupt food production in many regions. This will have serious consequences for local livelihoods – particularly those dependent on farming, fishing and herding. Others will also be affected, as the risk of public unrest and civil conflict intensifies when food prices and availability become more volatile. Climate change impacts may hence undermine global progress in achieving SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).

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