Be a voice for ending global hunger!
Our current food system fails to meet the needs of most people or our planet.
Since 2014, climate change, conflict and economic downturns have halted a decade-long decline in hunger. Now COVID-19 has led to devastating increases in food insecurity. Something is wrong!
Our current food system both contributes to climate change and is threatened by its impacts. Without action on climate change, hunger is likely to rise even higher in years to come.
Source: Chart data taken from The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022, FAO.
Canada has made a new commitment, known as climate finance, to financially supporting developing countries in adapting to and mitigating climate change. We’re pleased that as part of this commitment, Canada has allocated $315 million to fund projects that will support climate change adaptation, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This could provide necessary support to small-scale food producers to adapt to climate change and build more resilient food systems.
More resilient food systems are a critical response to some of the greatest risks facing humanity today: climate change, biodiversity loss, economic and health devastation linked to COVID-19, poor nutrition and gender inequality.
Source: IPCC. 2020.
Our values affect how we respond to the needs of around 828 million people who go to bed hungry each night, whether here at home or abroad. Values of compassion and generosity are needed for a global community where poverty and hunger are no longer acceptable. But values alone do not create change.
Our government has an important role in providing assistance. And voices from civil society, including individuals like you, help hold governments to account. The commitment and actions of non-governmental organizations, business leaders, academics, and individuals like you have contributed significantly to a real improvement in people’s access to basic rights, like food.
If decision makers don’t hear from their constituents, they may assume people don’t care about global hunger. When we come together and speak up, our voices make a difference.
Please voice your support by writing a letter to the Minister of Environment & Climate Change, and the Minister of International Development, using the buttons at the top or the bottom of the page. This is a quick action you can take that can make a big difference!
Build your own personalized letter to let your member of Parliament know that you care about climate change and global hunger, and that you want Canada to increase its effort to overcome it.
Food systems include all the ways food is grown, gathered, harvested, processed, delivered, accessed and consumed and how these intersect with health, environment, economy and society.