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|| Call for Contributions: Handbook of Climate change across the food supply chain
|| International Climate Change Information and Research Programme
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|| Climate change as a global phenomenon affects the entire food chain. Many
studies analyzing environmental impacts of food systems confirm significant effects of food production on climate change. Most of them associate primary production with emission of greenhouse gasses identified as one of the causes resulting in warming the atmosphere and global climate effects. A wider perspective shows that the food chains start at farms with consumers being at the end of the pipeline. This approach emphasizes the role of the entire food chain highlighting different kinds of environmental impacts affecting climate change.
On the other side, temperature changes and variations of precipitation
patterns, together with extreme weather events and water reduction are
recognized as predictors for producing less food, decreased food quality, new food safety risks, biodiversity losses and depletion of resources associated with food production in modified circumstances. Last but not
least, these effects introduce new threats known as food security where
some assumptions stress that almost one billion of people are hungry not
receiving enough food as a result of climate changes. As a result, the UN
highlights the need for combating climate change and promotes sustainable
(food) consumption and production.
Based on the perceived need to promote and disseminate information on climate change related to food system, the "Handbook of Climate change across the food supply chain" is being produced. The publication will compile information, experiences, practical initiatives and projects around the subject matter, and will make it available to a wide audience. It is expected that the "Handbook of Climate change across the food supply chain" will make the many benefits of climate service clearer and, inter alia, lead to an increase in the demand for such important services.
The "Handbook of Climate change across the food supply chain" will be published as a further volume of the "Climate Change Management Series"
https://www.springer.com/series/8740, the world´s leading peer-reviewed book series on climate change, produced by the International Climate Change Information Programme, a leading provider of information, communication, education and training on climate change, organising events round the world: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccip/. The Climate Change Management series is published with Springer, one of the top scientific publishers. Accepted submissions have officially counted over the years as a high-level publication output for promotion/tenure purposes.