Climate action to transform food systems

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Published 17th September 2021 by CGIAR. Authored by Läderach, P. , Laganda, G. , Bucknall-Williams, R. , Liebig, T. , Taylor, A. , Rose, A. , Barroso, M. , Alaskary, T. , Baethgen, W. , Webster, B. , Dumas-Johansen, M. and Ferdinand, T.

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The climate crisis is a major threat to our food systems, undermining decades of progress in providing more nutritious diets to a growing global population. But it’s these very food systems which contribute to the global climate emergency – producing as much as a third of all greenhouse gas emissions. This paper looks at how food systems transformation is an essential aspect of climate action - and sets out how to align climate action with efforts to promote more sustainable food systems. At the intersection between food systems transformation and climate action, a number of emerging and established Climate Risk Reduction and Management (CRRM) initiatives enable contributions to reduce risks in food systems that are aggravated and compounded by climate change – and protect the livelihoods of those who depend on these food systems. This paper outlines how such initiatives offer vulnerable countries a broad pool of knowledge and tools to couple objectives of climate action and food systems transformation, and opportunities for global collaboration and engagement to develop NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) that tackle both the climate and the food challenge we face in a mutually reinforcing way.

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Climate action to transform food systems

Descriptive information
Research report

Published 17th September 2021 by CGIAR. Authored by Läderach, P. , Laganda, G. , Bucknall-Williams, R. , Liebig, T. , Taylor, A. , Rose, A. , Barroso, M. , Alaskary, T. , Baethgen, W. , Webster, B. , Dumas-Johansen, M. and Ferdinand, T.

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