Even if all other sectors decarbonize completely, carbon emissions from food systems alone would use nearly all of the emissions budget for both 1.5°C and 2°C goals.
Taking these projects from vision to reality means bringing food systems to the forefront of global conversations surrounding climate.
The global population consumes about US$9 trillion of food each year, but the external cost of that food is more than double that—US$19.8 trillion.
What goes into the price of our food? Multiple elements make up the number we see on our grocery store receipt—such as the price of farm inputs, the materials used for packaging, and transportation to grocery shelves. But the price…
The film shows how the fight for climate action will also be a battle for food sovereignty, racial justice, and gender equality around the world through the narrative of Anita Chitaya, a small farmer and local leader in the village of Bwabwa, Malawi.
Philanthropy spends billions on issue areas that are implicitly connected to food systems, yet food issues are seldom explicitly addressed in funding strategies.
While global forums have recently put a heavier focus on important topics like regenerative agriculture and food waste, healthy and sustainable diets are often left off the table.
Participants called upon world leaders to recognize that local governments and communities are critical leaders in food systems sustainability.
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