10/28/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/28/2021 04:53
Research shows that if global temperatures keep rising to hit the 2° C mark, an additional 189 million people could become food insecure. In a 4°C warmer world, this number could increase by as many as 1.8 billion people. At the sharp end of the climate crisis are vulnerable communities who contribute least to the problem but pay the highest price.
Working on the frontlines of the climate crisis, WFP programmes are built around anticipating climate hazards before they turn into disasters, restoring degraded ecosystems and protecting the most vulnerable with safety nets and insurance against climate extremes.
On 3 November, Finance Day, WFP will be briefing the media on finance-based solutions to hunger driven by climate change. Gernot Laganda, WFP's Chief of Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction, along with a staff member from WFP's Madagascar office will be available for questions.
Details of the press briefing:
Date: 3 November 2021
Venue: COP 26, Press Conference Room, Giant's Causeway, Area H
Time: 10:45 to 11:15
Press kit available here.
WFP is also making available to the media, experts who can comment on the changing climate, its impact on food security globally and WFP solutions.
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