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Climate change threatens the Norwegian food system

Global crises will increasingly affect all parts of Norway's food system towards 2050, according to a report authored by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research and published by the Norwegian Environment Agency in August 2022. The report, which examines how climate change nationally and globally impacts Norwegian food production and food value chains, finds that altered yields in Norway and climate change impacts in other countries will affect Norwegian food security.

Although the country's food system is generally robust, the report considers government capacity, food security and health amongst low-income parts of society, and low consumer confidence to be especially vulnerable to climate change. Converging negative impacts of climate change and other crises might in extreme situations necessitate food rationing.

An English summary of the report can be found on page two of the PDF report here.


Date: 29 Nov 2022
Filed under: food production