Recipe for a Livable Planet: Making Agriculture Carbon Neutral


A new report from the World Bank 'Recipe for a Livable Planet: Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Agrifood System' Has been issued.

Key findings of the report

  • Emission reduction potential in the global agri-food system: The global agri-food system offers an opportunity to reduce approximately one-third of the world's greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
    • continuous population increase ensuring the maintenance, This can be done through easy and affordable measures. The report outlines actions that each country can take.

Recipe for a Livable Planet Report: it The first comprehensive global strategic framework to reduce the agri-food system's contribution to climate change.

  • It shows how systems that produce food for the world can cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while supplying the world with food.

    • these solutions enhance food security and food system help better deal with climate change, and this Protects vulnerable people during infection.
  • Leveraging agri-food systems for climate change solutions: The agri-food system is a vast, untapped source of low-cost climate change action.
    • Unlike other areas, it by reducing emissions And Capturing carbon naturally from the atmosphere can have a big impact on climate change.
  • Investments essential to reduce agri-food emissions: agri-food emissions The benefits of investing in mitigation outweigh the costs.
    • Year to halve agricultural food emissions and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 Annual investment should increase to $260 billion by 2030.
    • currently, Double the amount spent annually on agricultural subsidies, Which has negative environmental impacts.
    • By investing in these initiatives Enhancement of human health, food and nutrition security, increase in job quality and profits for farmers And there will be benefits of more than $4 trillion from increased carbon retention in forests and soils.

Agrifood System: It includes the following sub-sectors: crops, livestock, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries.

  • In this Agriculture, harvesting, fishing, livestock rearing, storage, processing, transportation, selling, buying, eating And Activities include disposing of our food.

Challenges posed by the agri-food system

  • GHG emissions: The agri-food system contributes about one-third of GHG emissions, averaging about 16 gigatonnes annually.
    • This is less than all the heat and electricity emissions in the world. About one-sixth more.
  • Pollution from developing countries: Three-quarters of agri-food emissions come from developing countries, with two-thirds from middle-income countries.
  • Difference in financing: There is insufficient investment to reduce agri-food emissions, and Agri-food lags behind other sectors in climate action financing.
    • Finance to reduce or remove emissions in the agri-food system is 2.4 percent less than total mitigation finance.

Facts suggested by the report

  • High-income countries can lead the way: it This can be done by providing more support to low and middle income countries. So that They can adopt low-emission agricultural methods and technologies.
    • This includes technical assistance for forest conservation programs, which generate high carbon credits.
    • They could also divert subsidies away from high-emission food sources. This will reveal their full value and help in making low emission food options cheaper.
  • Role of middle income countries: through green practices Could curb up to three-quarters of global agricultural food emissions.
    • in these Reducing emissions from livestock and rice, investing in healthy soils, and cutting food loss and waste. And involves using land more efficiently.
    • One-third of the world's opportunities to reduce agri-food emissions relate to sustainable land use in middle-income countries.
  • Role of low income countries: They By avoiding the bad decisions made by rich countries and seizing climate-smart opportunities for greener and more competitive economies You can start by taking advantage of.
    • Conservation and restoration of forests will promote sustainable economic development in low-income countries, because their More than half of agri-food emissions depend on destroying forests to produce food.
  • Comprehensive approach to achieve net zero emissions: There is a need to reduce emissions in food systems, including fertilizer and energy, crop and livestock production, and packaging and distribution along the food value chain.

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