I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry – We must act now | Oxfam International Blogs

I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry – We must act now.

An article by Oxfam’s GROW campaign looks over climate change and its effects on the global food supply.

Worldwide, people are already fighting climate change. But too few governments and big businesses are taking the threat seriously enough. We must act together to pressure them, and make changes in our own lives, to stop climate change making people hungry.” – Yeb Sano, Climate Change Commissioner (Oxfam)

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Posted in Climate Change, Food Crisis, Global Issues, Sustainability
2 comments on “I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry – We must act now | Oxfam International Blogs
  1. Alebiosu says:

    “Climate Change is the great moral, environmental and economic challenge of our age” (K. Rudd 2007).
    No matter how much our leaders may choose to deny, side-line or ignore this fact, Climate Change continues to destabilize our world and it remains up to us as individuals to demand strong and immediate action.

  2. Alebiosu says:

    “The health of our planet as well as our own health and future food security all hinge on how we treat the blue world,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. Within this context, the report notes that over 70% of wild fish stocks regularly monitored by FAO are fished within biologically sustainable levels, yet stocks of the ten most productive species are fully fished and some are overfished.
    The report features three sections.
    Section one presents a world review of fisheries and aquaculture.
    Section two focuses on selected issues, including: aquaculture’s role in improving nutrition; post-harvest losses in small-scale fisheries; shark conservation and management; and IUU fishing.
    Section three highlights special studies on: fish consumption in the Asia-Pacific region; the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure of Land, Forests and Fisheries; and assessments of vulnerabilities to climate change in fisheries and aquaculture. [FAO Press Release] [UN Press Release] [Publication: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture] [Report Highlights] [Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries]
    http://biodiversity-l.iisd.org/news/fao-state-of-the-world-fisheries-and-aquaculture-highlights-growing-fish-production-and-consumption/
    Logan Albert Conservation Association

    Fisheries and aquaculture are playing an increasing role in feeding the world and provide livelihoods for over 10% of the global population, according to the ‘State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014.’ However, the report, produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), c…

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