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Strategies for mitigating climate change in agriculture

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This study argues that annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by as much as 50 to 90 per cent by 2030 - the equivalent of removing all the cars in the world. The study highlights 12 key strategies with more specific interventions for philanthropy—led by reduced global beef consumption, reduced food waste and better farm nutrient management and production—that can deliver on climate change while maintaining food security and building resilience. It argues that productivity and sustainability can work hand in hand. The paper argues that a constructive debate on agriculture and climate change is hampered by a false dichotomy between food security and environmental health. Although, the report states that in recent years there have been a number of developments which indicate a positive shift towards incorporating climate into a broader agricultural agenda, more resources need to be brought to bear on the intersection of agriculture and climate change.

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