Climate Change and Food Security. The Legal Aspects with Special Focus on the European Union
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report presented in March 2014, today climate change is already having substantial and widespread impacts which are being felt on all continents of the world.In the recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on both natural and human systems. Global warming is already having serious consequences on human health, biodiversity, ecosystems and the goods and services they provide, as well as on many social and economic sectors, including agriculture and food production. The aim of this monographs is to analyse the legal aspects of climate change impacts on food security from the European Union law perspective. It will be also attempted to show that both climate change and food security are global problems to solve with necessary international cooperation. Moreover, it is essential to change the consumption mentality of the present society for the sake of future generations. We assume that the problems already experienced in tropical and subtropical countries nowadays might soon enter Europe and that European citizens should be prepared for changes. Therefore, an immediate action is required and legally binding documents are essential for adapting to the unavoidable impacts of climate change and creating „climate resilient society”.