Food Matters: Why Climate Change May Hinge On What We Eat and How We Grow It

Event Date: 
March 28, 2024

When we think of climate change, we often think of fossil fuels, electricity, transportation, buildings, and industry. But that’s not the whole story. Some 20–35% of human-generated greenhouse gases come from food, agriculture, and land use. And those emissions are growing — even in countries that are making progress on fossil- and energy-related emissions. If this trend continues, food, agriculture, and land use could become one of the thorniest and most stubborn sources of greenhouse gases.

Unfortunately, our ability to address climate change in food, agriculture, and land use is currently quite limited. While some so-called solutions are getting a great deal of attention, other areas are largely ignored. And a more comprehensive approach is still lacking.

In this presentation, Jonathan Foley, Ph.D., executive director of Project Drawdown, will present a new framework for addressing climate change from food, agriculture, and land use. Plus, he will offer a glimpse into a new Project Drawdown Food initiative launching this year that will bring solutions in this space into much sharper focus.

When: Mar 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. ET



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