Impending food crisis not incentive enough for climate negotiators

By Cecilia Schubert

We are facing one of the largest challenges yet – feeding 230,000 additional human beings every day, under a changing climate. According to Robert Carlson of the World Farmers’ Organisation, the United Nations has never before been faced with such a critical and enormous challenge.

But despite the impending crisis, the COP18 still hasn’t delivered anything concrete on agriculture. At least not yet.

The key question that everyone must involve themselves with is getting countries, Prime Ministers and Presidents, negotiators and other legislators to do the right thing on agriculture? We lack a good answer at the moment. Is an impeding international food crisis not incentive enough?

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