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Paris Climate Agreement Recognizes Food Security as a Priority

December 16, 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  welcomed the approval of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, saying that "for the first time ever, food security features in a global climate change accord."

The Agreement recognizes "the fundamental priority of safeguarding food security and ending hunger, and the particular vulnerabilities of food production systems to the impacts of climate change, and underlines the need to "increase the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience...in a manner that does not threaten food production."

FAO Secretary General José Graziano da Silva said, "By including food security, the international community fully acknowledges that urgent attention is needed to preserve the well-being and future of those who are on the front line of climate change threats."

For more, read the FAO news release.