Building the #ZeroHunger Generation

Climate Change

Climate change, food and agriculture
Our everyday actions, decisions and behavior all have an impact on the climate. Climate change is affecting the health of our planet and changing our world. It is causing more natural disasters and environmental problems, which make it harder for us to grow food. Growing food is part of the problem too, as we have been taking shortcuts and harming our planet, to produce what we need. In order to feed a growing population, set to reach 9.6 billion by the year 2050, we will have to learn to grow what we need in a way that doesn’t continue to destroy the planet. 

Adapting to climate change
Adapting to climate change means changing how we grow food to make sure that our planet remains healthy and able to produce the food we will need in the future. It also means protecting the poorest people, affected most by climate change, by preparing them for natural disasters such as drought and increasing their ability to recover faster from disasters that can’t be avoided. We need to adapt food and agriculture to climate change in a sustainable way. Sustainability is all about the future – it’s about building and maintaining a healthy planet that can feed our growing population and the generations to come.

We are the Zero Hunger Generation  
Did you know that around 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry every night? That’s more than 800 million people. We already produce enough food in the world to feed everyone, so why are there still hungry people? Hunger exists for many reasons: poor people may not have the money to buy food; war can prevent people from having access to food; natural disasters can cause hunger; and too much food is wasted. The good news is that leaders around the world want to end hunger. In 2015, 193 countries committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with an overall aim to end hunger by 2030. But leaders can’t do this alone. They need the help of international organizations, farmers, schools, universities, companies and you. We can become the first generation to cancel hunger from the planet – the Zero Hunger Generation – if we work together. Ending hunger is everyone’s responsibility and all of us have a role to play, even through changing our simple day-to-day actions and decisions.

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