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.
WE ARE CALLING FOR STATES PARTIES TO THE UNFCCC TO :
• 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.
• 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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