Civil Society from the Global South calls on leaders attending Lima Climate Change Conference to consider most food insecure and vulnerable people

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Civil Society networks from Brazil, Russia, India, China, Indonesia, South Africa and Mexico have released a joint statement aimed at leaders attending the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties, taking place in Lima, Peru in early December.

The position paper highlights that climate change is a true emergency for all of us in so many aspects that citizens, CSOs and national and international organizations cannot tackle it in isolation. The networks believe that the  challenge of building resilience to climate change needs to involve governments, international institutions and civil society organizations: from policymakers to farmers who produce food and citizens who consume it. This will also require policy actors to strengthen their political will before it is too late.

Representatives from the networks in Mexico and Brazil will take part in both civil society and official meetings at the conference in the coming days.

To read the full statement, please follow the following link COP Position paper CC&FoodSecurity – Final

 

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