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How to manage the interplay between food, land, energy and water
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How to manage the interplay between food, land, energy and water

Scientific evidence points to food systems being responsible for around a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. The transition to net zero requires coordinated action to manage the highly complex interplay between food production, water, energy, forestry, and biodiversity.

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Source: SDG Action
Regenerative agriculture is essential for a resilient food system
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Regenerative agriculture is essential for a resilient food system

According to the FAO data, 31% of human-caused GHG emissions originate from the world’s agri-food systems. We have forced nature to work like machines by using chemical pesticides, resulting in damaged agricultural land. Regenerative agriculture practices will protect and improve soil health.

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Source: Rikolto
Diversity is key to a climate resilient food system
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Diversity is key to a climate resilient food system

The world’s farms produce only a handful of varieties of bananas, avocados, coffee and other foods. This lack of diversity in crops mass produced for food is making them vulnerable to climate change. If no action is taken, it will become increasingly difficult to grow crops, with devastating consequences.

 

 

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Source: The Guardian
Tackling threats to global food security
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Tackling threats to global food security

Between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger in 2020. That’s around one in 10 of the world’s population. COVID-19, climate change and conflict are among the main drivers of global food insecurity. A recent UN report has 6 recommendations for ensuring all have access to healthy food.

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Source: World Economic Forum
21 strategies for achieving a circular economy
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21 strategies for achieving a circular economy

The latest Circularity Gap Report presents 21 strategies for shifting towards a circular economy. These strategies, which could lower use of new resources by 28% and greenhouse gas emissions by 39%, are categorised by key society-driven requirements, such as housing, nutrition and transport.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Geothermal energy for farming seafood
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Geothermal energy as a resource for seafood production

Geothermal energy is a renewable heat source which can efficiently regulate temperatures for aquaculture. Now adopted in 21 countries for farming fish, crustaceans, amphibians and reptiles, its overall use has increased by more than 13 percent since 2015. An intriguing prospect for global food supply.

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Source: Global Seafood Alliance