Climate change, migration and food: The Untold Story
Paris, 2 December 2015 – The latest global crises – the flow of refugees escaping violence and conflict, the rise of extremism – are grabbing headlines, but there’s another story that is getting far less attention: how these issues are all inextricably linked to climate change and the impact it has on food security and stability in rural communities. It’s a story that ultimately leads to the mass migration of people from rural areas to cities and across borders in search of opportunity or even basic survival.
“Food, Migration and Climate Change: The Untold Story” is a research report funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for presentation to international media attending the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) climate talks in Paris.
WHEN: Friday, 4 December at 3 p.m. (CET time)
WHERE: UN press briefing room #2 at COP21 –
WHO: Opening remarks from Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD President
Presentation of findings from commissioned research on media coverage, by Sam Dubberley, journalist and Director of Kishnish Media Ltd.
Media Invite No.: IFAD/06/2015
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided nearly US$17 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 453 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub.