For a Climate Against Hunger: Overcoming the Consequences of Climate Change on Nutrition Security, Humanitarian Needs and Development

This report outlines Action Against Hunger’s analysis of the impacts of climate change on nutrition security and human lives, and outlines Action Against Hunger’s policy change recommendations.

The 21st century has brought 16 of the 17 hottest years on record, leading to unprecedented humanitarian needs due to climate-related crises such as drought, hurricanes and flooding. The humanitarian community is failing to meet these needs, largely due to lack of funding and access.

Climate change and nutrition security are interrelated. According to various studies, climate change could increase stunting by 62% in 2050 and lead to an additional 25.2 million undernourised children. This report outlines Action Against Hunger’s analysis of the impacts of climate change on nutrition security and human lives, including forced displacement and the current humanitarian system, and outlines Action Against Hunger’s policy change recommendations to mitigate the consequences of climate change in these particular areas.

About this document

Section: Technical
Thematic Area: Advocacy Food Security and Livelihoods Nutrition and Health
Location: Global
Type: Position Paper
Tags: Climate Change
Language: English

Key Information

Year Published: 2017
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