Join our next event: Hunger and the Climate Crisis
Our next event will offer an inside look into how climate change is driving hunger. Livestreamed here on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. See below for details.
Climate Starves: the Current & Future State of Hunger & the Climate Crisis
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 12pm – 1pm ET
Climate change is a key driver of hunger around the world:
– Over 80 percent of the world’s hungriest people live in disaster-prone climates.
– More frequent and intense weather events are increasing hunger by destroying land, livestock, crops and food supplies.
– Erratic weather has more than doubled in the last 30 years and is intensifying in severity.
– Nearly a quarter of the world’s farmable lands are now degraded.
– Twenty-two million people, including subsistence farmers, are forced to migrate annually due to climate-related disasters.
Without immediate action, the number of people worldwide who need humanitarian assistance due to climate-related disasters could double by 2050. The United Nations World Food Programme, the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, works to strengthen vulnerable communities’ resilience to climate shocks. Join our distinguished panel as we explore global warming’s impact on hunger and how to solve it.
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Moderated by Femi Oke
Femi Oke is an award-winning international journalist, broadcaster and co-founder of “Moderate The Panel.” Femi’s reporting has been recognized by the Economic Community of West African States, the African Communications Agency and InterAction. She has worked for BBC television and radio, Sky TV, CNN and U.S. public radio. As a professional moderator, Femi has presided over world class events including European Development Days and the historic Barbershop Conference at the United Nations Headquarters.
About the Series
The US Against Hunger discussion series explores key drivers of hunger and food insecurity, including conflict, gender inequality, climate change and food waste. Each panel convenes high-profile thought leaders, experts, influencers and business leaders across sectors to examine these issues and what must be done to make a Zero Hunger world a reality.
US Against Hunger
“Never before has conflict and armed violence among different factions so impacted WFP’s ability to deliver food. The largest hunger crises are no longer the result of natural disasters. They are now the direct result of man-made conflicts. When roads are bombed, trucks carrying flour and lentils can’t get through. When air strips are destroyed, planes carrying cooking oil can’t land. And when fighting continues day and night, hungry people can’t venture out to seek food, farmers can’t work their fields, and food markets stop functioning.” – David Beasley, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
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