Climate change and food security


27 February 2013



Human usage of fossil fuels has become the main cause of climate change over the last 50 years. The resulting warming of the Earth’s surface, the changes in the hydrological cycle, and the changes in the frequency or intensity of extreme weather and climate events have severe consequences for our ability to feed a growing population.

There is an increasing awareness that action is required at many levels, both to mitigate climate change and to urgently adapt to these new challenges, including our ways of producing and consuming food. Prof. De Schutter and Prof. van Ypersele shall describe these challenges; review the options; and speak about the political will necessary to preserve the future.

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