Originally posted by Quartz Media
Written by Dr. Louis Verchot
Amid the roaring debate on how to curb climate change in Bonn last year, an impasse was finally broken on agriculture. Both a cause and casualty of climate change, our food system accounts for up to 24% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Yet hit by soaring temperatures and more frequent extreme weather, farming is becoming more difficult, as demand continues to increase.
Positive agricultural interventions could achieve up to 6% of reduction emissions needed to achieve the Paris Agreement goals—showing that this sector is not only part of the problem, but part of the solution to climate change.