UN Agencies Call for a Decade of Restoring Ecosystems to Confront Biodiversity and Climate Emergencies
The new report "charts the losses that result from a poor stewardship of the planet."
The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises found that 155 million people in 55 countries faced acute hunger in 2020, an increase of 20 million people suffering from severe food insecurity compared with the previous year.
"The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people's health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals," said Greenpeace.
"Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C."
"This is a critical opportunity for Americans to come together to build a new, more inclusive model of conservation to save nature, and ultimately ourselves," said one advocate.
A local, decentralised food system isn’t just good for consumers—it's got big benefits for farmers and our environment as well.
"A policy position guided by human rights needs to address how U.S. sanctions towards Cuba severely limit the rights of Cuban citizens to food security, climate justice and dignity."
For countries facing a demographic crisis, immigrants are the answer.
"These troubling findings add to the urgency of reining in pesticide use to save biodiversity."
"We call on Secretary Vilsack and Trade Representative Tai, as key leaders in the new administration, to respect Mexico's decision to protect both public health and the integrity of Mexican farming."