The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the world body for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, its impacts and potential future risks, and possible response options—released a report that suggests that keeping global warming to well below 2°C can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food.
The way the world manages land produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a UN report on the effects of climate change on land said.
The report said global population growth and changes in consumption patterns have caused unprecedented rates of land and water use
Food waste and meat consumption are big contributors to global warming, with food waste producing between 8% and 10% and livestock 14.5 per cent of global emissions, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
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More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.
Desertification threatens the village of Tantaverom. Mbo Malloumu has taken the initiative to plant acacia seedlings to rehabilitate the land.(Pic UNDP/Chad)