Environment Minister: Food production is one of the sectors most affected by climate change

11:07 AM

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Books – Muhammad Nassar:

Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, participated in the United Nations Food Systems Summit under the title “Transferring Food Systems and Fighting Climate Change”, the hypothetical event after COP26, where she stressed the need to place food at the heart of political and technical climate processes, given the impact of climate change risks on The developmental processes of countries, whether developing or developed.

The Minister of Environment explained that food production is the first sector that is severely affected by the effects of climate change, whether in poor or rich societies, as climate change affects the soil and agricultural land and threatens food and food security worldwide, noting that the Paris Agreement has set a priority to protect food security and eradicate hunger. and, in particular, food production systems that are vulnerable to climate change risks.

Dr. Yasmine Fouad stressed the need to take innovative measures to deal with food security in the context of facing the effects of climate change, including providing enough space to discuss food production and agriculture processes, sustainable management of land and biodiversity, and focusing on smart farming systems or agriculture from an adaptation perspective, and in conjunction with discussions on the issue of Climate change.

The Minister of Environment referred to President El-Sisi’s initiative launched during Egypt’s presidency of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity COP14, which called for a synergistic approach to deal with biodiversity loss, land degradation and climate change together, and since then the pace of global interest in this approach has increased.

She explained that there are three types of policies and discussion inputs that can be relied upon in this framework, including linking all this to the post-2020 biodiversity framework, and accelerating this before the end of the State of China, the current president of the Biodiversity Conference, for the post-2020 biodiversity framework.


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