Climate Change and Food Systems
11 November 2022
This report describes the link between food systems and climate change. Without a substantial transformation, emissions from food systems could make up to 70% of total greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The complex nature of climate systems means that slight changes in average temperatures lead to significant disruptions to weather patterns, impacting the world’s supply of the most common staple foods such as rice, maize or wheat. Potential routes to construct more sustainable food systems are highly diverse, tackling the means of production, processing, and even dietary habits.