• Creation Justice by addressing nexus of Water, food and climate change
    Activity Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 14:00 UTC
    Duration: 90 min
    Brief Description:

    Today more than 2 billion people do not have access to safely-managed drinking water and over 4.4 billion people do not have safely-managed sanitation. 795 million people – or one in nine people – go to bed on an empty stomach and nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation -related diarrheal diseases every day. Climate change aggravates water and food insecurity. In the current scenario, two-thirds of the world's population could be living in areas of high water stress by 2030 and global agricultural production could decline by as much as 25% by 2050.2

    The nexus between water, food and climate change is deep, and directly impacts the sustenance and survival of communities, especially the socio-economically vulnerable. It is well known that climate change affects the availability of water and food security. Industrial farming and factory animal farms; commercial fishing; deforestation; destructive land and sea mining, all contribute to climate change, degradation of the environment and brings about water shortages, threatens food sovereignty and endangers biodiversity. Food security and nutrition are directly linked to the availability of fresh water, as 70% of it is used for agriculture. Industrial agriculture of water intensive products in water stressed countries for exporting to richer countries is a major cause of high water footprints of those countries and making them all the more vulnerable. Therefore, issues of water, food and climate change have to be addressed in a holistic manner and within a framework of justice. And thus it will usher creation justice !

    Language(s) of the Activity: English
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    Communidad Teologica de Mexico

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    Thematic space(s) of the activity: 1. Economic Alternatives of Peoples and Socioeconomic Justice, 5. Defense of Life, Environment and Territories
    Modality: Combining both Presential and Virtual Modality

    We will use Zoom platform, either provided by WSF or our own. We will run the programme from the venue of WSF but that will be boradcast live and participants can interact with the speakers through webinar mode.