~ Justice and Food Security in a Changing Climate ~
With the Sustainable Development Goals, the global community has agreed to end hunger and malnutrition in all of its forms by 2030. However, the number of chronically undernourished people has increased continuously each year from 775 million in 2014 to 821 million in 2017. Ongoing climate change and the necessary action to be taken are very likely to aggravate this situation even more.
This makes necessary strategies to mitigate climate change but also adapting agricultural production to radically changing climatic conditions. However, to reach the goal agreed upon at COP 21 in Paris (2015) ‘to limit global warming to well below 2 °C’, the implementation of negative emission technologies becomes necessary what will increase food insecurity even more as this will result in unprecedented competition for agricultural land.
The EurSafe Conference 2021, which will be held online, focuses on the key concerns of ethics and justice as a consequence of these climate change challenges.