‘Climate change is increasing the number of hungry people’: UN expert

30 November 2018

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that urgent climate action is needed if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

As world leaders are gathering in Katowice, Poland, for the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to discuss how countries can achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Accord; the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a warning about the widespread impacts of climate change on food production.

"This year, climate change has been one of the big triggers in the increase of hungry people, up to the scary figure of 821 million", said Alex Jones, FAO's Climate Division Director.

Charlotta Lomes started by asking him what role agriculture can play in cutting emissions.

Audio Credit:
Charlotta Lomas - FAO
Audio Duration:
7'36"

 

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