The 2021 Congress of the European Society for Agriculture and Food Ethics (EurSafe) focuses on ethical issues concerning food security in times of a changing climate.
With the Sustainable Development Goals, the global community has agreed to end hunger and malnutrition in all of its forms by 2030. However, the number of chronically undernourished people has increased continuously each year from 775 million in 2014 to 821 million in 2017. Ongoing climate change and the necessary action to be taken are very likely to aggravate this situation even more.
Strategies to mitigate climate change and adapting agricultural production to radically changing climatic conditions are necessary. However, to reach the goal agreed upon at COP 21 in Paris (2015) ‘to limit global warming to well below 2 °C’, the implementation of negative emission technologies becomes necessary, furhter increasing food insecurity due to unprecedented competition for agricultural land.