Note: Paris Climate Agreement: what it means for food and agriculture by Vanessa Meadu, Isabelle Coche, Sonja Vermeulen, Anette Engelund Friis. The agreement recognizes “the fundamental priority of ensuring food security and ending hunger and the particular vulnerabilities of food production systems to the effects of climate change.” In the face of climate change, agriculture can be a driving force behind solutions by promoting techniques that promote adaptation, mitigation and increased food production. B for example by promoting approaches such as agroecology. A new paradigm shift towards more sustainable and productive agri-food systems is needed. This is all the more important because farmers who adapt their crop systems to climate change are generally less vulnerable to food insecurity and poverty (FAO, 2015). However, in its current development, the global food system alone is likely to account for almost the entire CHARBON budget for a temperature increase of 2 degrees. As the b) part of the aforementioned Paris Agreement makes clear, one of the important parameters of the agreement`s objectives was to ensure that food production was not threatened by the ability to adapt to the negative effects of climate change. 12 December 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change and said that “for the first time, food security is an integral part of a global climate change agreement.” 7 Ibid. to 491. In some high-latitude areas, climate change will also benefit some sites. Most sites are expected to have negative effects, while some sites will benefit from climate change. Overall, global food production will continue to decline as a result of climate change. Ibid., 505.
The Paris Climate Agreement: What it means for food and agriculture The Paris Agreement recognized that food production is essential and, with the increase in the world`s population, it would only increase the importance of protecting it from threats related to climate action. We will do that and we will rely on other countries to provide the food security that we should provide to our nation. “FAO welcomes this landmark decision to make progress in the fight against climate change, which is in pursuit of the new sustainable development agenda and its promise to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. At the heart of our goal of achieving zero hunger, FAO is firmly committed to protecting and improving food security in a changing climate,” he added.