Factsheet on why agriculture policy must limit global warming

Types: Briefing
Published: 19 May 2019
Size: 1.37 MB

Droughts and floods undermine farmers’ ability to produce food, and climate change has made the agriculture sector increasingly vulnerable to these extreme weather events. But the agriculture sector is also driving this climate chaos as it is one of the biggest sources of different greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause global warming, threatening rural livelihoods and future generations’ ability to farm. To limit global warming to 1.5°C, the agriculture sector needs a complete overhaul, in particular through a reduction in livestock production