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Climate change could cause 29% spike in cereal prices: leaked UN report

Food supply chains will get disrupted globally, the study warns. Report to be officially released in August

FAO estimates higher cereal output
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The report will be put before all member countries of the UN Framework Convention and once it gets their stamp of approval by consensus it will be made public on August 8. Photo: Representative Image

Nitin Sethi New Delhi
“The rate and geographic extent of global land and freshwater resources over recent decades is unprecedented in human history,” a report authored by UN’s panel of scientists from across the world on climate change is set to inform. Business Standard reviewed a leaked copy of the draft report sent to the governments of 197 countries. The report warns that as the global temperatures rise, the stress on land resources and its productivity is set to rise.

The report by the UN Inter-governmental panel on climate change, is called, “IPCC Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management,

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First Published: Jul 15 2019 | 3:26 PM IST

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