Climate Week, NYC 2019: Climate Crisis and the Future of Food

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

SEQUESTERING CARBON IN SOIL: ADDRESSING THE CLIMATE THREAT

On May 3-5, 2017, some 206 soil carbon experts, farmers, NGO leaders, government officials, private sector leaders, philanthropists, and advocates from thirty-four countries met to explore how to advance soil carbon sequestration (SCS) through agriculture and ecosystem restoration. Participants explored practices for building healthy soils, including critical pathways for scaling up SCS to enhance global … Continued

FOOD SYSTEMS: THE NEXUS OF OUR PLANET’S MOST CRITICAL ISSUES

Climate change, food security, and the health of humans and the environment are some of the most pressing concerns of our day. There is a growing recognition that to tackle these issues we must open up dialogue across “special interests” and work together. More and more, people working to protect our planet are breaking down … Continued