Agriculture in spotlight ahead of COP23 climate change talks

By Katy Askew. Food Navigator, 2 November 2017.


Agricultural emissions have been flagged as a key issue ahead of the United Nations’ COP23 climate change talks, which will kick off in Bonn next week with the aim of developing a roadmap for implementing the Paris Agreement.

Agriculture accounts for 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions and the sector has been an agenda item within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) since 2011.

However, little headway has been made to agree on a framework that would reduce the emissions generated during food production.

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