Climate Change A Major Threat To Human Rights

Global Climate Change (21)

“Amnesty International and Greenpeace International: The human rights consequences of failure are stark. Up to an additional 600 million people could face hunger by 2080 due to climate change.” (Joint Statement: Greenpeace – Amnesty International. December 8th 2015).

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Note from author: The above mentioned numbers are estimations. Currently a significant amount of food production is been thrown away, according to a number of sources, including FAO  (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). As a report published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers  reveals, currently at least 50% of all food produced worldwide is wasted, i.e. thrown away. In Finland alone, more than 120 million kilos of food is being thrown away by households annually, with a total of more than 400 million kilos of food waste throughout the Finnish society, an average of more than 23 kilos of food waste per citizen. (Saa syödä! 2017). Overweight and obesity have become larger problems than hunger and malnutrition in majority of countries worldwide. Nevertheless, with a rapidly growing world population, the FAO estimates that food production would have to increase with up to 70 % by 2050.

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Anne-Maria Yritys

Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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