UN expert: Climate change poses major threat to food security

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Elver 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

Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food said that an additional 600 million people could be subject to malnutrition by 2080.


Climate change poses a major threat to food security, as it could subject an additional 600 million people to malnutrition by 2080, Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food said in a press release.

On 3 November, Elver said that the “increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather, rising temperatures and sea levels, as well as floods and droughts have a significant impact on the right to food.”

“All these climate incidents will negatively impact on crops, livestock...


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