While trade resumption is seen as crucial to fixing the current food crisis, experts say a more resilient food system in the face of climate change requires humanity to change what we eat, how we grow food and how we distribute harvests.
Climate change and deforestation are taking an increasing toll on water supplies and impacting global hydrological cycles. Existing policies for water governance are obsolete, said co-chairs at the World Economic Forum this week.
Vulnerable groups in Asia will suffer from hits to economic growth, energy security and food systems. Poorer countries should get debt relief to support their people. Adopting clean energy now will also benefit the economy in the long run.
Last year's COP26 summit in Glasgow failed to deliver results sufficient to address the climate crisis. 2022 must be the year of accountability. Countries that are major emitters must deliver on financing for vulnerable countries.