Government Chief Scientific Adviser’s speeches and interviews
Food, Energy, Water and the Climate: A Perfect Storm of Global Events? (PDF, 633 Kb)
19 March 2009
Venue: Sustainable Development UK 09, QEII Conference Centre, London
There is an intrinsic link between the challenge we face to ensure food security through the 21st century and other global issues, most notably climate change, population growth and the need to sustainably manage the world’s rapidly growing demand for energy and water. It is predicted that by 2030 the world will need to produce 50 per cent more food and energy, together with 30 per cent more available fresh water, whilst mitigating and adapting to climate change. This threatens to create a ‘perfect storm’ of global events.