Transitioning to sustainable food, land and ocean systems can help us meet multiple sustainable development and climate change goals in a way that could improve health and livelihoods globally.
More than one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity can be attributed to the way we produce and consume food. However, the lifeforms that our land and ocean sustain are also our greatest carbon sinks, providing solutions for removing and storing carbon from the atmosphere.
Ensuring that our food and agricultural system can meet emissions targets aligned with a 1.5°C pathway will require changes in how we eat, how we grow our food, and how we manage our forests and natural carbon sinks. Transitioning to a more sustainable system is essential not only for better climate outcomes but also the potential to safeguard biodiversity, improve food security, ensure healthy diets, and build more resilient communities and industries.
Climateworks is undertaking work on how we can transition towards a more sustainable system, shining a light on existing solutions and championing the need for integrated strategies that face into the challenge of working to achieve positive outcomes across multiple domains, including agriculture, water, biodiversity and greenhouse gas emissions.