Low-Emission Food Systems


The urgent need for accelerated climate mitigation and low-emission development has never been clearer. While food systems provide critical food and nutritional security, meaningful livelihoods and socioeconomic benefits, they are also key contributors to climate change, soil degradation, freshwater depletion and biodiversity loss. The lack of research, data and understanding of systems interactions hinders an effective transformation toward low-emission food systems. 

In order to foster low-emission development in line with the Paris Agreement without compromising food and nutrition security and livelihoods, it is vital that the knowledge, information and tools required for evidence-based decision-making are available to civil society and multilateral, governmental, academic and private-sector actors that reflect the context of target countries. 


This Initiative aims to reduce annual global food systems emissions by 7% by 2030 by working closely with key actors in the target countries to ensure they are equipped to make evidence-based decisions and address challenges in food systems discourse, policy development and implementation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


This objective will be achieved through:

  • Planning a strategy for food systems transformation by supporting national stakeholders in defining the priorities, scope and goals for low-emission, climate-resilient food systems development through co-developing and testing a Food Systems Climate Intervention Planning (FOODCLIP) framework.  

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