How to stop climate change making people hungry

Blogs, Food & climate change article written on the 30 Oct 2014

Photo: Chee Chee Leung/OxfamAUS

How can we reduce hunger at the same time that our changing climate is making access to food more difficult for millions around the world? Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke will discuss the challenges we face in Tasmania this November.

A staggering one in nine people go hungry every day. More extreme weather and changing seasons are impacting food availability in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Changes in rainfall and temperature, sea-level rises and extreme weather make it harder to grow food, increase the risk of catastrophic crop losses and can lead to disasters that have both short and long-term impacts for people’s livelihoods.

Join Helen in Launceston or Hobart as she discusses the challenges we face in tackling the impacts of extreme weather events and changing seasons around the world. Most importantly, discover how you can become part of a global movement to grow a better future.

Launceston

6.00 – 7.30pm. Monday 24 November
Rory Spence Theatre, School of Architecture & Design
University of Tasmania
8 Invermay Rd, Launceston
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Hobart

6.00 – 7.30pm. Tuesday 25 November
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre (enter from Wooby’s Lane)
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
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Join us in Tasmania this November and be part of a future where everybody has enough to eat. For more information, contact us directly.