Yeb Sano, Climate Change Commissioner, Philippines, explains how climate change is making people hungry and exhorts the world to fight it together.
Hunger is not and need never be inevitable. However climate change threatens to put back the fight to eradicate it by decades – and our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge.
Farmers and families across the world are fighting back to adapt to the changing climate, to protect their crops and livestock.
Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades but our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge.
The European Commission unveiled today its vision for Europe’s climate and energy policies from now to 2030.
Commenting on the failure of EU Energy Ministers to reach agreement on EU biofuel policy today, Marc Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s biofuels expert said:
If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly.
Typhoon Haiyan not only killed thousands across the Philippines and made millions homeless.
Despite widespread destruction and massive logistical obstacles in the wake of the Philippines typhoon, fast action backed by generous international support and the solidarity of local people has helped millions of people survive and prevented any major outbreak of disease.