| 18-03-2015

How to realize the right to food in light of climate change?

FIAN International submitted an oral statement in relation to the adverse impacts of climate change on States' efforts to progressively realize the right to food, and policies, lessons learned and good practices

The Human Rights Council held on Friday, 6 March 2015, during its twenty-eighth session, a full-day discussion on specific themes relating to human rights and climate change.

One panel discussion focused on identifying challenges and ways forward towards the realization of all human rights for all, including the right to development, in particular those in vulnerable situations, as well as the measures and best practices to promote and protect human rights that can be adopted by States in addressing the adverse effects of climate change on the full and effective enjoyment of human rights.

On the other hand, another panel held discussion on how climate change has had an adverse impact on States' efforts to progressively realize the right to food, and policies, lessons learned and good practices.

At this event, FIAN International read an     oral statement to the Council, highlighting that if states fail to fulfill their obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the right to food and nutrition in relation to climate change, the effect of other measures to combat hunger and malnutrition can be seen canceled or undermined and its international responsibility compromised.

Read the full Oral Statement submitted by FIAN International below (in Spanish)