Press Release - #COP23

World Climate Conference in Bonn

Welthungerhilfe: Climate change is one of the main hunger drivers

Welthungerhilfe stresses that there is a high correlation of the impact of climate change with global hunger. "Most of all, climate change affects the poorest and the hungry people in the world. Every drought or flooding destroys the livelihood of thousands of families. If we want to fight hunger by 2030, sustainable agreements have to be made during this conference to reduce the impacts of climate change," says Bärbel Dieckmann, president of Welthungerhilfe.

Today, Dieckmann will participate in a panel discussion "Is it possible to flee from climate change", organised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development at the Climate Planet. The discussion will be about the impact of climate change for the people affected in Africa, Asia and Latin America and possible solutions. In 1995, Bärbel Dieckmann, then mayor of Bonn, had supported a motion that the UN Climate Secretariat would be based in Bonn.

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany; politically independent and non-denominational. It is fighting for "Zero Hunger by 2030". Since it was founded in 1962, more than 8,500 overseas projects in 70 countries have been supported with 3.27 billion euros. Welthungerhilfe works on the principle of help for self-help: from fast disaster relief to reconstruction and long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.



Further Information

Climate change - a poverty trap?

Consequences for nutrition security

What do climate changes mean for people who are already starving or undernourished? Does climate change lead to more hunger in the world? 

Simone Pott

Simone Pott

Head of
Communications / Spokesperson