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Climate Change Threatens Food Security, ‘Major’ Shifts In Agriculture Needed, U.N. Expert Says

Associated Press: U.N. food security expert warns about impact of climate change
“A U.N. expert is warning that more extreme weather, higher temperatures, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to climate change are threatening people’s access to food over the long term. Hilal Elver, the U.N. special rapporteur on ‘the right to food,’predicts the negative impact from climate change on agriculture could subject another 600 million people to malnutrition by 2080…” (11/3).

U.N. News Centre: Climate change poses ‘major threat’ to food security, warns U.N. expert
“…Ms. Elver also underlined that there is a need for a major shift from industrial agriculture to transformative systems such as agro-ecology that support the local food movement, protect small holder farmers, respect human rights, food democracy and cultural traditions, and at the same time maintain environmental sustainability and facilitate a healthy diet. … The Special Rapporteur made her recommendations in advance of the U.N. climate change conference, known as COP 21 due to take place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. The aim of the summit is to achieve a universally applicable legal instrument under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…” (11/3).

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