Wednesday, June 28, 2017

World food supplies at risk as climate change threatens international trade, warn experts

World food supplies at risk as climate change threatens international trade, warn experts

The world’s food supplies are in danger as climate change and the increasing reliance on global trade threaten to create shortages and sudden, dramatic increases in prices, according to a new report by the leading think tank Chatham House.


The report’s authors warned of a “growing risk … to human security” with the potential for “systemic disruption” and so-called Black Swan events – major unexpected changes.


They called for an international “emergency response mechanism” to be created to help deal with crises as they arise and an increase in emergency food stocks.


Urgent action should also be taken to improve “weak and ageing” infrastructure in major crop-producing regions such as Russia, Ukraine and the US, the report added.


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