Hunger Strike: The climate and food vulnerability index (August 2019)

Christian Aid, (2019)

Top 10 hungriest countries contribute just 0.08% of global CO2. -Climate & Food Vulnerability Index shows 10 most food insecure countries emit less than half a tonne of CO2 per person -Burundi is the world's most food insecure and smallest per capita emitter -The average Briton generates as much CO2 as 212 Burundians -IPCC blockers Russia, USA and Saudi some of the worst offenders As scientists of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meet in Geneva this week to publish their Special Report on Climate Change and Land (August 8), a new report by the development charity Christian Aid shows that climate change is having a disproportionate impact on the food systems of the country’s least responsible for causing the climate crisis. The IPCC is expected to show how climate change will affect global food supply, spiking prices and reducing nutrition. It is also likely to recommend that countries will need to drastically cut emissions if global food security is to be protected.


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