The global food system is responsible for 26% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG emissions). Our food and agriculture systems are not only contributing to climate change, but also to the biodiversity collapse, deterioration of ecosystems, alarming rates of species loss as well as air, soil and water pollution. Given the unprecedented drought in parts of Europe, our farmers became the first-hand victims of global warming.
The “EEB pathway” shows the feasibility to reach net-zero emissions for agriculture by mainstreaming agroecology along with a shift towards a healthier and sustainable diet. It also addresses other interdependent challenges of our food systems, including restoring biodiversity, feeding Europe and the world and ensuring the resilience of the farmers.
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