Food and Nutrition Security
The right to food is one of the most basic rights of humankind. However, hunger remains unacceptably widespread, while many systems of food production in use are simply unsustainable.
The Foundation believes addressing climate change and achieving sustainability in the global food system need to be recognised as dual imperatives. Our work in this area is guided by our Climate Justice Principle: Support the right to development.
With the world’s population set to reach 9 billion by 2050, agricultural production will need to increase by 70% in order to meet demand. Climate change adds a new dimension of this challenge more
The Foundation believes there is an opportunity to establish the links between climate change, food and nutrition security and gender equality and to use the principles of climate justice to inform a rights-based and ... more
Briefs and Position Papers published by the Foundation which relate to our work in the area of Food Security and Nutrition. more
Remarks, Addresses and Keynote Speeches relating to the area of our work on Food and Nutrition Security in the context of Climate Justice... more
Media Coverage of the Foundation's activity and work and of issues and events related to the are of Food and Nutrition Security... more
Hunger ● Nutrition ● Climate Justice - A New Dialogue: Putting People at the Heart of Global Development
The Hunger · Nutrition · Climate Justice Conference took place in Dublin Castle from 15-16 April 2013, during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU. The Hunger ● Nutrition ● Climate Justice Conference took place in Dubli... more
Mary Robinson accepts appointment by United Nations Secretary General as his Special Envoy for Climate Change
Targeted approaches are necessary for the poorest and most vulnerable people to access sustainable energy.
Statement from Mary Robinson on the Adoption of a new Resolution on Climate Change and Human Rights in the Human Rights Council
Climate change is, I believe, not just an issue of atmospheric science; is also about human rights. The current and future impacts of climate change undermine human rights, including the right to food, to health and water, so I welcome the adoption by...
A special issue of the Health and Human Rights Journal, published in June 2014, contains articles which the links between climate justice and the right to health, including an analysis of the links between the right to food and the right to health.
“The GCF is open for business, innovative actions await financing, and the start of a new phase of global climate action lies within our reach. Let’s not miss this chance.”