Resilient, inclusive aquatic foods systems key to tackling climate change and COVID-19, say researchers
Employing a systems approach to build the resilience of all actors in aquatic food systems is essential to tackle the double-threat of climate change and COVID-19, said experts during a virtual dialogue hosted by WorldFish.
Aquatic foods play an important role as an affordable protein for nutrition and food security and in shifting global consumption away from high-carbon diets, crucial in accelerating the food systems transformation needed to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial level. However, extreme weather events caused by climate change are impacting the potential of aquatic food systems, said panelists on the Virtual Dialogue: A Systems Approach for Climate-resilient and Inclusive Aquatic Foods on 11 September. … Read the rest