To protect natural resources, human well-being, and economic growth, the international aid community must manage the water-energy-food nexus together.
In India, as in many countries where agriculture is key, farmers face serious challenges from climate change. Small changes won’t do. These farmers need new options, information and technology to help them transform how they farm to survive in a changing climate.
Climate change is already affecting crop production, and in some cases is undermining the viability of current crop systems. The paper explains why transformative adaptation is needed in cropping systems, how seeds systems play a key role in these systemic shifts, and what changes are needed in crop research and development to enable climate-resilient transformations.
As climate change increasingly affects agriculture around the world, reliable, timely, and targeted information about weather and climate conditions is becoming an ever more urgent requirement for adaptation decision-making. This paper considers how transformative adaptation – long-term, systemic change to fundamental aspects of systems in response to or anticipation of severe climate change impacts - could be accelerated by enhancing climate services and how they are applied.
The new “Cool Food Meals” badge identifies dishes with a lower carbon footprint, in line with what WRI research finds is needed by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement on climate change. Now, just as consumers can make decisions based on nutritional information, they can also decide what to eat based on the climate impact of a dish.
This paper establishes the collective baseline of Cool Food members’ food purchases and associated GHG emissions, as well as their shared 25 percent GHG emissions reduction target. If members met the target, their actions would reduce emissions by more than 1,071,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year by 2030 relative to the baseline, equivalent to avoiding the annual tailpipe emissions from more than 230,000 passenger vehicles.
This technical note outlines the methods used by World Resources Institute (WRI) to identify a set of Cool Food Meals on a food provider’s menu.
Join Cool Food for our annual celebration of results and the launch of a brand new consumer campaign. In this virtual get-together, we will announce the new organizations joining the movement, share our year one results and kick off an exciting new campaign that engages diners in choosing climate friendly meals. An inspiring line-up of speakers will also delve into what’s next in the world of sustainable eating.
Join Champions 12.3 for a candid look at food loss and waste around the world, from farms to business supply chains to household kitchens. This event will shine a light on reasons for hope, even as the pandemic reveals deep problems in the food system, and lay out an urgent call for bigger and bolder action.
The world is already facing a hunger crisis, and climate change is putting the global food system under further risk. Research and development (R&D) for climate-resilient crops and agricultural practices would have significant long-term impacts in helping smallholder farmers and bolstering food security.
Our previous blog, Regenerative Agriculture: Good for Soil Health, but Limited Potential to Mitigate Climate Change, generated a spirited discussion. Here we provide further elaboration on our conclusions.
To meet the rising food demand, reduce GHG emissions, and help curb climate change, the U.S. agricultural sector will need to activate these six tactics.
How should global agriculture subsidies be redirected to advance a sustainable food future by 2050? This webinar will walk through a new paper showing vast agricultural subsidies are currently doing little to feed the world and solve climate change, but have great potential for reform.
Governments provide $600 billion per year in agricultural subsidies in the countries that generate two-thirds of the world’s agriculture. Only 5% of it supports any kind of conservation objective.
New analysis commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy shows that every $1 invested in sustainable ocean solutions yields at least $5 in return. A sustainable ocean economy can help the world build back better in the wake of COVID-19, improve ocean health and benefit the more than 3 billion people who rely on the ocean.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on food supply chains. In Africa, restoration entrepreneurs are adapting their businesses to provide essential services while preventing food waste and promoting sustainable food production .
Regenerative agriculture has become the darling of many policymakers, food companies and farmers. But can it deliver on climate change mitigation? This webinar will explore WRI’s view that these practices can improve soil health and yield some valuable environmental benefits, but are unlikely to achieve large-scale emissions reductions.
The fragility of the food system and its impact on food supply is already being significantly disrupted due to measures put in place to control the spread of COVID-19. The number of people suffering from chronic hunger could rise dramatically. Getting the food system right is central to a resilient recovery across the world, creating the potential for millions of new jobs, less hunger, greater food security and better management of key natural resources like soil, water, forests and the ocean.
This paper compares the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) costs of dairy production across 13 countries and pork production across 10 countries to obtain insights about what causes higher or lower emissions.
With the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc around the globe, just about every nation faces major issues with its food supply. While a potentially devastating food security crisis looms, a food loss crisis has already taken hold.