COP 19: Experts Call for “Landscape” Approach to Climate Change, Food Security, Water Scarcity

18 Nov 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland

Global experts participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) talks in Warsaw, Poland, last week called for a change in the way the international community is addressing climate change, water scarcity, food insecurity and poverty. They also warned UN climate negotiators that they risk “turning their back on some of the most vulnerable and poorest people in this world.”The experts, who were participating in the Global Landscapes Forum on the sidelines of the COP 19 climate talks, called for a “landscape approach” to rural development, which would bring together sectors that often compete for resources like agriculture, forestry, energy and fisheries, and have them come up with collaborative solutions for sharing resources that are becoming increasingly limited due to climate change...

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