The impact of climate change on the right to food

5 August 2015
Special Rapporteur on the rights to food
70th session of the General Assembly


This report, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/177, outlines the adverse impact of climate change on the right to food. It places particular emphasis on the geographic and socioeconomic vulnerabilities of those most affected. It highlights the negative impact that current agricultural practices and food systems are having on climate change.

The report concludes by stressing that more must be done to develop relevant, effective mitigation and adaptation policies. A human rights approach must be adopted as a means of achieving climate justice.