How food security can be on the table at COP27
27th October 2022
"Food security – in the UK and abroad – is completely dependent on a transition to a food and farming system that reduces reliance on fossil fuels and does not offshore environmental impacts." - Dr Jim Scown, FFCC
In the face of dire warnings about the inadequacy of current international climate pledges, our evidence shows that a transition to agroecology in the UK can reduce carbon emissions, restore nature and meet the nation's food security needs.
That’s why in the run up to this year’s COP27, we’re supporting the first ever Food Systems Pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference, putting food on the table during these crucial talks.
We're also showcasing the stories of farmers and citizens who are finding pathways to nurture and protect the needs of people, and planet - part of our Field Guide for the Future.
Nic and Reno were conventional farmers through and through, until they realised that they could produce plentiful, healthy food and care for nature too.
Graham started to track his carbon footprint on the farm because it made business sense - now he recognises the benefits for the farm's wildlife, and workers, too.
Bryce is pioneering climate-friendly dairy through innovations like cutting-edge pasteurisation techniques, milk vending machines and electric transportation.
His work caught the attention of East Ayshire council - together, they revolutionised the school milk service, drastically reducing its carbon footprint. It’s a brilliant example of how public policy can support innovative, climate-friendly farming.
Agroecology is a whole-system change offering a suite of practices, pathways and technologies for a fair and sustainable transition to net zero.