This suite of materials highlights the opportunities for governments to use food systems transformation to drive significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions, as well as other health, environmental, and social benefits.
Ahead of COP26, world leaders urged to put food systems transformation at the heart of climate action or risk undermining their own commitments.
Informed by our 7 Calls to Action and acting on our mission to advance the case for food systems transformation, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food is pleased to be part of the following in-person and virtual sessions at this year’s climate #COP26 negotiations. Please find a Slide Deck here and survey here that will … Continued
04 June 2021 | 13.00 – 15.00 CEST **Watch the recording of this session on YouTube** Translated audio files of the dialogue in 6 UN languages Speakers in this Independent Dialogue will explore how a new narrative about food systems can be used to stimulate transformative action and deliver better outcomes for human, animal, and … Continued
Climate & the Future of Food: Priority Actions for Systems Transformation 17 November 2020 ** Watch the recording of this session here ** As part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero November 2020 Dialogues, this webinar aims to connect policymakers and non-Party actors from the climate community with food systems leaders and innovators. With a … Continued
Policymakers flying blind in action on biodiversity loss without full picture of food system impacts Simplistic yield-per-hectare productivity measures undermine long-term sustainability efforts Multi-capital “true cost” accounting framework provides a roadmap to action UN Biodiversity Summit an opportunity for transformative action on food systems Case studies from around the world show new assessment tools are … Continued
The Salzburg Process | Online 21 April – 6 May 2020 Bringing together more than 300 diverse changemakers, experts, and leaders from local to global levels, the Salzburg Process on the Climate Emergency and the Future of Food was an international dialogue, co-hosted by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Salzburg Global … Continued
“We must recognize the remarkable intelligence and power of the seed — it perpetuates the species, preserves its diversity, ensures its resilience in the face of adversity. This is the basis of biological diversity — biological resilience is in the diversity of the genes.” Abdou Tenkouano, The West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and … Continued
Food and agricultural production are significant contributors to, and heavily impacted by, climate change, but also offer opportunities for positive, transformative action. Despite a growing body of literature on climate change and agriculture, relatively little analysis has been done on climate change and food systems. This narrow focus on agriculture and climate prevents consideration of a … Continued
Discussions with leading food and agriculture experts who work on climate change informed the development of this report. It explores the complex relationships between climate change and food systems and national/global efforts to mitigate the climate crisis and create food systems that can be resilient and adapt in a changing environment.