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
Resources related to the Foundation's work on Food and Nutrition Security: Reports, Videos... more
Delivering the keynote address at the “Voices of our Time” event at Wake Forest University, US, on 26 March, Mary Robinson addressed the need for a people-centred approach to climate action that links human rights, development and climate change.
Mary Robinson delivers Keynote Address on Business, Finance and Cities: Climate Action for Paris at ODI Global Challenges Event
Looking ahead to the upcoming climate agreement in Paris, the event on 20 March addressed questions around how non-state actors respond to the climate change challenge, and what role they can play in addressing the issue.
Mary Robinson to speak at CCAFS seminar on 19 March
By Mary Robinson, Christiana Figueres, and Amina J. Mohammed.
Women leaders reinforce value of the participation of women in decision-making processes related to climate change.