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Climate Crisis and Malnutrition - A case for acting now
Climate change is a long-term threat to food security and nutrition. By 2050, the risk of hunger and malnutrition could rise by 20 percent if the global community fails to act now to mitigate and prevent the adverse effects of climate change. The majority of child deaths expected to occur as a result of climate change will be driven by undernutrition. Co-developed by the Nutrition and Climate Change Divisions, this brief provides an overview on the links between climate change and nutrition and why WFP should take action now to mitigate and prevent the adverse effects.