Climate Agreement on Food and Farming
COP27 Climate Agreement on Food and Farming
A HISTORICAL NEXT-STEP TO REDUCING GHG EMISSIONS FROM FOOD AND FARMS! Join the movement.
Here you can read the final version.
Here you can read the draft version 27th October 2022 of the Climate Agreement on Food and Farming
Here you can read the draft version 24 October 2022 of the Climate Agreement on Food and Farming
Here you can read the differences between the 24th and 27th October versions (edits).
Here you can read the powerpoint press conference launch 7th November of the COP27 Climate Agreement on Food and Farming
Here you can watch the Press conference 7th Nov 12.30 h CET in the COP27 Blue zone about the launch of the Climate Agreement
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New website launched 27th October 17h: https://climateagreementfoodfarming.org
United to reduce food and farm related GHG-emissions 30% by 2030
Leaders participating in the United Nations Summit on Climate (COP27) in November 2022, representing different countries (and companies), can commit to reduce food and farm related greenhouse gas emissions with 30 percent by 2030. This will also help to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 and improve public health. By doing so, these leaders can send a united signal to step up global ambition and encourage others to match their collective ambition for climate, nature, health and people.
How to sign?
Signing can be done by UN member states, UN non-member states, intergovernmental organisations, regions/states with over 10 million people and large (food and retail) companies.
If you would like to sign this Agreement you can do so by clicking here.
The Climate Agreement on Food and Farming is open to further endorsements by Non State actors (business, civil society, financial institutes, local/regional governments, UN organisations, science, youth, health sector etc.). Please fill in this form if you want to support passively or actively to add your name to the list of supporting organisations: https://form.jotform.com/222964663419364
Non State actors can help to ask national governments to sign the Agreement and/or join the core group. Please contact the core group at firstname.lastname@example.org if your are a Non State Actor and like to endorse or support.
Sign on here and select your commitments.
Which countries fit within the criteria for signing the Climate Agreement?
We already analyzed policies for 9 countries (Germany, Netherlands, China, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Italy) and for the European Union, that comply with 2 Food and 2 Farm related actions, see countries and their references here. We did not analyse policies for all countries, so many more countries could sign too.
This initiative is supported by different international organisations including Blue Horizon (investors), Food Tank, Real Food Systems, 50by40.org, Proveg International, Health Care Without Harm and initiated by True Animal Protein Price Coalition (TAPP). Given the important presence of FAO at the COP27, we are exploring support and engagement with FAO Deputy Director Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada. A new dedicated website https://climateagreementfoodfarming.org, comparable to https://www.leaderspledgefornature.org/ will be ready 27th October and is made possible by donations from 50by4o.org and A Well-Fed World.
Signing moment during COP27
Two (in person) signing and media moments are planned during the COP27 Climate conference in Egypt in november during a COP27 facilitated press conference 7th November 13.30-14h CET (room Luxor, Press conference 2) and a side event Friday, November 11, 15:00-16:30, in Room 9. COP27. More info about the side event, co-organised by TAPP Coalition: https://www.craft.do/s/r1oLPStwaTPMGQ.
Relevant Press conferences and events at COP27
You can also visit other COP27 press conferences 12th November 13.30-14h (Room Luxor) about the role of meat/dairy taxes in rich countries to reduce GHG-emissions and help finance climate funding for low income countries (loss and damage, green climate fund, prevent deforestation etc). Another press conference will be given during COP27 Biodiversity Day 17th November 9.30-10h (Room Luxor) about meat/dairy consumption causing ca. 80% of food related GHG-emissions and 60% of global biodiversity loss.
COP27 Side event "Food System Climate Solutions: Managing climate risks and externalities from the food system"
Topic of the proposed event: Global food systems make up a third of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as being a key driver of nature loss. This panel highlights ways the public and private sector can address these risks, including true cost accounting, sustainable food pledges and pricing, and Good Food Finance interventions.
Valuing Food and Agriculture Systems: True Cost Accounting as a Roadmap to Meaningful Climate Solutions
3:05PM. First Panel Discussion.
1. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
2. Jeroom Remmers, Director, TAPP Coalition
3. Roy Steiner, Senior Vice President, Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation
4. Helena Wright, Policy Director, Jeremy Coller Foundation
5. Mark Gough, CEO, Capitals Coalition
Moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
The Way Forward: A Climate-Friendly Future of Food
3:45PM. Second Panel Discussion.
1. Jeremy Coller, Chairman, Coller Capital
2. Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair, EAT Forum
3. Ertharin Cousin, Founder and CEO, Food Systems for the Future
4. Diane Holdorf, Executive Vice President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE
Signatories to this Climate Agreement on Food and Farming agree to contribute to a collective effort to reduce national food and farm related GHG emissions 30 percent from 2020 levels by 2030, which could eliminate over 0.2˚C warming by 2050, if sufficient countries would sign.
By doing so, these leaders are sending a united signal to step up global ambition and encourage others to match their collective ambition for climate, nature and people with the scale of the crisis at hand. This COP27 Climate Agreement on Food and Farming is a logical follow up action for approximately 100 countries who signed the Leaders' Pledge for Nature, the Methane Pledge (2021, Glasgow), the Zero Deforestation Pledge (2021, Glasgow) or statements from the High Ambition Coalition (Climate policies). The COP27 Climate Agreement on Food and Farming also help to supports goals of similar initiatives like AIM for Climate (increasing investments in climate smart agriculture; research agenda), Global Research Alliance (increase cooperation and investment in research activities to help reduce the emissions intensity of agricultural production systems and increase their potential for soil carbon sequestration), the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue and the Policy Dialogue on Accelerating Transition to Sustainable Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture for Sustainable Transformation (FAST) Initiative (knowledge, access to finance and policy dialogues). The last four initiatives don't have clear goals on reducing GHG-emissions from food systems by a year like 2030.
The Agreement aims to catalyze global action and strengthen support for existing (inter)national food and agriculture related GHG-emission reduction initiatives advancing technical and policy work that will serve to underpin Participants’ domestic actions. The Agreement also recognizes the essential roles that the retail sector, banks, the health sector, financial institutions, municipalities, NGO’s and philanthropy play in supporting implementation of the Agreement and welcomes their efforts.
Background and resources can be found here.