Does Climate Change Worsen Hunger? – The Emerging Relationship between Global Food Security and Climate Change

26/08/20166:00 pm-7:30 pm
Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater, Habib University

About the talk:

The relationship between climate change and food systems is a complex interaction. While climate change has a negative impact on agriculture, the modalities of modern agriculture contribute to climate change by accelerating Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Therefore, it is vital to go beyond large-scale industrial agriculture, and instead endorse a different vision of farming based on small-holder farmers, local food initiatives, and promote ecosystem oriented agro-ecology on a global scale. Developing and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are at the forefront of climate risks because of geographical, and economical vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is important to promote adaptation and mitigation policies that are sensitive to climate justice, respect to peoples’ livelihood and fundamental human rights as well as developmental policies.


Prof. Hilal Elver

Prof. Hilal Elver is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Right to Food since June 2014. She is an international law professor and a Global Distinguished Fellow at the UCLA Law School Resnick Food Law and Policy Center.

Prof. Richard Falk

Prof. Richard Anderson Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the director of the Climate change, Human Security and Democracy Project at the Orfalea Center, UCSB.

Haris Gazdar

Haris Gazdar is a Senior Researcher and founding member of the Collective for Social Science Research. He has contributed widely to social science research and social and economic policy debates in Pakistan and elsewhere.

Dr. Muhammad Haris (Moderator)

Dr Muhammad Haris, Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Yohsin Center for Liberal Arts, Habib University.