Our call

Call from civil society organisations to fight hunger and climate change



Today 805 million people are suffering from hunger and climate change represents an additional burden on the food and nutrition security of the world’s poorest people, which could considerably set back efforts to eradicate global hunger. Yet, this issue is barely discussed during international climate negotiations.

The international community must take action urgently and provide an efficient answer through strong actions.


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WE ARE CALLING FOR STATES PARTIES TO THE UNFCCC TO :

• Guarantee consistency between climate action and the development goals, the fight against hunger, human rights and gender equality, while ensuring that climate change does not become an alibi to justify false climate solutions.

• Acknowledge that climate change affects most severely the people who have done the least to cause it, in particular women, children, male and female small-scale farmers and indigenous populations. As a result, public funding on adaptation must be increased, mainly in the form of grants, which should be allocated towards the countries and populations most affected by food and nutrition insecurity.
• Make the fight for food and nutrition security a common objective for all UNFCC parties. The phrase « food security and nutrition » must be written explicitly in the Paris agreement: in the preamble, in the overall objectives, and in the chapters on adaptation and mitigation. It is crucial that the Paris agreement takes into account the impact of any climate policy on food security, especially regarding mitigation measures on land use.

• Engage and implement ambitious action plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to invest in renewable energy while respecting the principles of environmental integrity, food security and the rights of local populations. The combined efforts of national commitments should ensure that the temperature of the earth’s surface does not rise more than 1.5°C by 2100.



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INSTIGATORS OF THE CALL :

ACTING FOR LIFE
ACTION
CONTRE LA FAIM
CARE
CCFD-TERRE
SOLIDAIRE
SECOURS
CATHOLIQUE
RÉSEAU CLIMAT
DEVELOPPEMENT