Nordpil
March 26, 2009

New publication on environmental food security + site update

Launched in Nairobi, Kenya at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council in February 2009 - this new report highlights the linkages between global change, economy and food security. The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises summarizes our existing knowledge, as well as a comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms around past, current and future food production. The report notes that up to 25% of the world’s food production may become lost due to environmental issues by 2050 unless action is taken.

Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil served as the graphics editor and head cartographer and illustrator of this report, and worked closely with the head author and editorial team in researching and preparing the necessary maps, charts and diagrams that capture the core messages of the report - and communicate them in a clear way to a global audience.

Samples of the graphics from the report have been added to the Nordpil portfolio gallery, which has been redesigned and restructured with both the original and updated samples of our output.

For more information about the report The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises, please see the report website (featuring full text for download or viewing), and graphics accessible in the UNEP/GRID-Arendal maps and graphics library.

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