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Oxfam reaction to the FAO's report on climate change, water and food security
In response to the Food and Agriculture Organization's report, "Climate Change, Water and Food Security", Oxfam's international climate adviser Tim Gore said:
"This is a comprehensive report with frightening conclusions. Climate change is already making life harder for poor farmers and, left unchecked, will devastate our future food supply.
“The negotiators sitting in the climate change talks in Bonn right now should take notice. We need less talk and more action if a warming world is to feed itself."
To view the report visit: http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2096e/i2096e.pdf
Tim Gore is at the UN intercessional talks in Bonn. For further comment or updates on the negotiations, please contact him on +44 (0)7795 590067.
Oxfam is campaigning for a climate deal as part of its global GROW Campaign to ensure everyone always has enough to eat. For more information visit www.oxfam.org/grow