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Great Food Reset: John Kerry targets agriculture as part of climate crusade – reducing agricultural emissions critical to tackling climate change, says John Kerry
Kerry: “We cannot achieve net zero emissions, we cannot achieve this task if agriculture is not at the heart of the solution.” So we all understand the depth of this mission here.” … Kerry added that “lives depend” on world leaders and scientists developing the tools needed to reduce emissions from agriculture. … I am more reluctant to call it climate change. It’s not a change. It’s a crisis.”
“Reducing methane is the fastest way to reduce warming in the short term. Food and agriculture can contribute to a low-methane future by improving farmer productivity and resilience. We applaud the agriculture ministers participating in the implementation of the Global Methane Pledge,” said John Kerry, US Presidential Special Envoy for Climate.
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We are pleased to join Chile, Brazil, Australia and nine other countries in making a commitment to reduce methane emissions from agriculture. Agriculture is the largest contributor to global methane emissions today and reducing methane emissions is essential to maintain the 1.5°C mark… pic.twitter.com/88xyvleuxi
— Special Envoy of the President John Kerry (@ClimateEnvoy) May 19, 2023 John Kerry is targeting agriculture as part of the climate crusade
The President’s special envoy for climate, John Kerry, warned Wednesday that the world cannot tackle climate change without first addressing emissions from the agricultural sector.
Lamenting that agricultural production alone accounts for 33% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, Kerry argued that reducing those emissions must be “at the forefront” of tackling global warming while speaking at the AIM for Climate summit on Wednesday morning Ministry of Agriculture spoke. The former foreign minister also mentioned so-called climate-friendly agriculture as a possible solution.
“A lot of people have no idea that agriculture is responsible for about 33% of all emissions in the world,” he said during his keynote address. “We cannot achieve net-zero emissions, we cannot achieve this task if agriculture is not at the heart of the solution. So we all understand the depth of this mission here.”
“Food systems themselves contribute a significant portion of emissions just by how we do the things we do,” he continued. “With a growing global population – we just surpassed 8 billion fellow citizens across the globe – emissions from the food system alone are expected to add another half a degree of warming by mid-century.”
Kerry added that “lives depend” on world leaders and scientists developing the tools needed to reduce emissions from agriculture.
Collectively, the global food system — which includes land-use change, actual agricultural production, packaging and waste management — generates about 18 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to 34% of total global emissions, according to a March 2021 study published in the journal Nature Food.
In the US, however, agriculture alone accounts for about 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions, federal data showed.
“This sector needs innovation more than ever,” Kerry continued on Wednesday. “We face record-breaking levels of malnutrition at a time when agriculture is suffering the effects of the climate crisis more than any other sector. And I refuse even more to call it climate change. It’s not a change. It’s a crisis.”
“We need economic, social and political innovations to scale the adaptation of these technical solutions and get them into the hands of people in the fields of smallholder farmers worldwide. That is AIM’s promise for the climate summit.”
Reducing agricultural emissions is key to fighting climate change, says John Kerry
WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production is vital to the global fight against climate change, US climate chief John Kerry said on Wednesday.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, agriculture is responsible for 10 to 12% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. According to a 2021 study published in the journal Nature Food, the food system as a whole — including packaging, transportation and waste management — causes a third of global emissions.
“We cannot reach net zero, we cannot accomplish this task, if agriculture is not at the heart of the solution,” Kerry, the president’s special envoy for climate, said at the AIM for Climate summit in Washington.
He said that without reducing agricultural emissions, the world may not meet its goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius – which scientists say must be achieved to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
President Joe Biden has promised that the US will reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Kerry said rising global temperatures would have a serious impact on malnutrition and food security around the world.
“A 2 degree future could mean that another 600 million people do not get enough to eat,” said the former US secretary of state. “You can’t keep warming the planet and expect to feed it at the same time.”
AIM for Climate is a global initiative co-led by the US and the United Arab Emirates to drive investment in farming practices that reduce emissions from the sector.
Large livestock producing countries commit to reducing methane emissions from agriculture
Santiago, Chile – Today, the Global Methane Hub announced that agriculture and environment ministers and ambassadors from 13 countries, including the United States, have made a commitment to reduce methane emissions from agriculture. Last month, the Global Methane Hub, in collaboration with the ministries of agriculture of Chile and Spain, convened the first global ministerial meeting on agricultural practices to reduce methane emissions.
“Reducing methane is the fastest way to reduce warming in the short term. Food and agriculture can contribute to a low-methane future by improving farmer productivity and resilience. We welcome the Ministers of Agriculture who are participating in the implementation of the Global Methane Pledge,” he said John Kerry, US Presidential Special Envoy for Climate.
Daily Mail: ‘Leave us alone so we can do what we do best’: Fury at UK plans to hand over millions to farmers to convert 741,000 hectares of land into conservation areas, encouraged by a ‘rewilding cult’
- George Eustice introduces a £2.4billion-a-year plan to replace the EU’s £2.4billion Common Agricultural Policy
- Farmers and landowners will be paid to plant trees and restore wetlands at 15 new wildlife sanctuaries
- The Landscape Recovery Scheme will ultimately cost taxpayers £800m a year from 2028
- However, there are concerns about a risk to food security and the policy will benefit Britain’s wealthiest landowners
- Farmers say Boris Johnson’s ‘insane’ obsession with rewilding will put smaller farmers out of business
- Ministers claim the plans will transform 741,000 hectares into wildlife habitat in 20 years and will not threaten food supplies