The Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO) of the United Nations plans to place local weather safety on the middle of all its initiatives and workplaces, after a brand new technique needs to be evaluated in Rome and its results mentioned.
Talking to attendees, FAO chief Qu Dongyu stated the world is dealing with a local weather disaster and that meals techniques are a vital element of each issues and options.
Qu stated the current report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Change (IPCC) was a “actuality test for all of us” as excessive climate affected a number of continents and highlighted the severity of the local weather scenario.
“Inexperienced and local weather resilient agriculture and meals techniques are basic to fixing the local weather disaster,” stated Qu. “We have to present nutritious, low-carbon meals in a sustainable method.”
The FAO’s focus is on producing essentially the most meals with the best socio-economic profit whereas leaving the smallest carbon footprint. It focuses on 4 new themes: non-public sector engagement, biodiversity, science and innovation, and company environmental duty
“We want pioneering, progressive and sensible options based mostly on collaboration and partnerships to make the agricultural and meals techniques extra environment friendly, extra inclusive, resilient and extra sustainable,” stated Qu.
The assembly was chaired by Hans Hoogeveen, the unbiased chairman of the FAO Council. It included shows by Abdallah Mokssit from Morocco, Secretary of the IPCC, and Maria Helena Semedo from FAO.
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