Global Food Companies Unite On Climate Action

A few of us who believe that it’s just the way it is are refreshed to read about a speech given by Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


Hilal said yesterday at the African Group of Negotiators under the Climate Change Convention that for Sudan climate change represents a reality and abundant impeding the achievement of food security and sustainable development as well as fuelling a conflict all over the impacted resources.

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) announced Thursday that pledges made by 140 countries to limit their impact on global warming marked the first time rising temperatures come under 3 degrees Celsius by 2100 compared to pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

Coordination Union for Habitation Environment (CURE) representative Khumbo Kamanga lament that during presentation of position paper at COP 21, Malawi will ask need for compensation for loss and damages which the developed countries has caused to developing countries through climate change emissions, and gender issue as the thematic areas issues greater importance to incorporated in the new agreements.

Numerous companies have set ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and driving sustainable sourcing in their supply chains.

“Climate change is a shared, global challenge that is best addressed at scale”, added Ken Powell, chairman and CEO of General Mills. The event featured a half-dozen food company executives. “Today’s statement signals that our industry is committed to working towards solutions that deliver a stable climate and ensure the future success of our businesses and the communities around the world that supply them”. As the Prime Minister’s special envoy on climate change, he fought hard to cut a fair deal at the 2009 Copenhagen climate conference. This should lay to rest, once and for all, the lame excuse that we shouldn’t act because the rest of the world isn’t acting.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that, by 2030, the effects of global warming will be seen across a wide spectrum of crops in both arid and non-arid regions, with changes in temperature and rainfall patterns leading to food price rises of between 3% and 84% by 2050.


The effort to bring the companies together was facilitated by Ceres, a nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization.

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