Toward fossil fuel–free food: Why collaboration between food and energy systems players is key
02 November 2023
To achieve net-zero by 2050 and limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F), we must urgently wean our food systems off fossil fuels.
Toward Fossil Fuel–Free Food: Why collaboration between food and energy systems players is key provides a better understanding of the interconnectedness between food and energy systems, with a specific emphasis on the role of fossil fuels. This Discussion Paper unveils the trade-offs, synergies, gaps, and opportunities that arise within this nexus, and recommends near-term opportunities for enhanced collaboration among food and energy systems policymakers, funders, and advocates.
Designed as part of a suite of materials, this Discussion Paper accompanies the recently published briefing paper, Power Shift: Why we need to wean industrial food systems off fossil fuels. These materials serve as a catalyst for action, fostering conversations and shared objectives within the food–energy nexus. The goal is to inspire meaningful discussions and drive positive change in food systems’ reliance on fossil fuels.
Translated versions of the reports will be available in Español and Français on 1 December 2023.