U.K. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said nuclear and renewable power, energy efficiency and carbon capture and storage will spearhead job creation in a “green revolution” for the country.
Ram Kishen, 52, half-blind and half- starved, holds in his gnarled hands the reason for his hunger: a tattered card entitling him to subsidized rations that now serves as a symbol of India’s biggest food heist.
Almost 1 billion people around the world don’t get enough to eat. Climate change, which is already contributing to food-price increases in poor and prosperous countries alike, promises to make it even harder to feed a growing population.
Africa pays $50 billion each year on food imports and will need to invest $39 billion annually for the next 15 years in order to become self-sufficient, said Akinwumi Adesina, vice president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, a promoter of small-scale farming on the continent, is in talks with the Islamic Development Bank for an $80 million loan, said Namanga Ngongi, the president of the organization.