THE SCIENCE IS CLEAR:
HUMANS ARE THE MAJOR DRIVING FORCE ON PLANET EARTH

Transforming the Food System to Safeguard the Global Commons

16 November 2016

Blue Zone, Side Event Room Bering

Food is a key driver of pressures on the global commons. Today’s food system is a main contributor to GHG emissions, deforestation and biodiversity loss, over-fishing, water stress, desertification and ecosystem degradation. Agriculture and land-use account for about 25% of human-caused GHG emissions, according to the IPCC.
As the global population continues to grow in the coming decades to over 9 billion alongside shifting diets as the global middle class expands, the urgency to transform our food system is only becoming more pronounced. Building on the GEF/IUCN Our Global Commons international dialogue in Washington DC in October, this event brought together a multi-sectoral panel to discuss options for radically transform our food system needed to protect our planet and produce enough nutritious food for all.

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