At COP28 in Dubai, a new declaration on transforming food systems was agreed by world leaders. This is the first resolution at any COP that addresses the relationship between the food we eat and climate change.
In response to the declaration, Champa Patel, Executive Director of Government and Policy at Climate Group, said:
“Today’s declaration on sustainable food systems is welcome, but we need to move to action as soon as possible if we want to cut back food related emissions in time. The war in Ukraine showed how feeble our food supply chain actually is – we need resilient, sustainable food systems to tackle emissions and ensure food security. We are working with companies and governments throughout the world to ensure supply chains and food-production meet those criteria and we are bringing them together this Sunday during a round table to discuss exactly that.”