27. A hungry future: The climate change risks to food security
This episode of the Weekly Tradecast talks about how climate change endangers our food supplies across the globe with Janvier Nkurunziza, head of UNCTAD's commodities branch.
The Horn of Africa is on the verge of famine. We’ve had devastating floods in China and Pakistan and heat waves across much of Europe this year.
As global warming increases, so does the likelihood of extreme weather, withering crops and depleted livestock. It affects the one thing we can’t do without – food – and the problems will only get worse unless we really tackle carbon emissions.
In just 30 years, the world will have 2 billion more people to feed. How can we ensure there is enough for all to eat and that food can be produced in a climate friendly way? Listen to UNCTAD’s Janvier Nkurunziza to find out.