Press releases

  • January

  • Reducing food waste and changing diet could drastically reduce agricultural emissions


    A new analysis of agricultural emissions by the Climate Action Tracker shows that reducing emissions through changes in farming practices alone will not be enough to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but changing our diets and reducing food waste could make significant additional reductions, which calls for a much more holistic approach.

    Agriculture accounts for roughly 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and as much as 50% of non-CO2emissions, at 5–6 GtCO2e/year.  To limit warming to 2°C ...