Poor agri, dietary practices have intensified climate change: IPCC -Tarun Gopalakrishnan
-Down to Earth
The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land shines a spotlight on food consumption, modern agricultural practices and desertification where serious action has long been deferred
Humanity's agricultural tunnel vision has undermined climate equilibrium on a planetary scale, according to the latest report on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released on August 8, 2019.
While forestry has long been a focus of carbon sink creation, the report shines a spotlight on three areas where serious action has long been deferred — food consumption, ‘modern’ agricultural practices, and desertification.
“With the help of our scientists, I will ensure the issues in this report that are within the scope of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), are presented to ministers for strong and decisive action when they meet at the world’s largest intergovernmental forum where decisions on land use and management are made, the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD, taking place in New Delhi, India, in three weeks’ time,” Ibrahim Thiaw, executive secretary of UNCCD, said in a press statement.
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