This blog outlines solutions identified during the Good Food Finance Week to achieve a food systems transformation, highlighting best approaches, current financial innovation, the opportunity for both private and public financiers, and the need for standardizing science-based thinking and reporting through all aspects of the value chain.
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Climate Metrics: measuring progress and catalyzing investment in sustainable food systems
This brief summarizes key trends in climate-related metrics used by financial institutions working in the sustainability of food systems and provides an overview of the current state of climate metrics.
Science and Data for Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Outcomes, at the United Nations
On Wednesday, April 12, the President of the General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi hosted a day-long Special Plenary Science Briefing for the General Assembly, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event was remarkable in part because the entire day was focused on one worthy, practical, and world-building goal: establishingContinue reading “Science and Data for Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Outcomes, at the United Nations”
Good Food System Transition: Repurposing agricultural support to promote fiscal resilience, human and planetary health
There are opportunities for institutional investors and policymakers to work together on the agenda of repurposing agricultural support and on agricultural policies. This can inform win-win policies that can better support human health, help stabilize the climate, as well as enhance businesses’ productivity and preserve the ecosystems on which food production depends.
HOT MONEY 40 financial institutions are funding a climate-changing agri-methane footprint
Read the report This report focuses on the 20 investors and 20 banks that are funding the methane-generating activities of 15 of the leading meat and dairy companies worldwide. Collectively these financial institutions fund a methane footprint that could exceed 503 Mt CO2e1 – nearly as big as the CO2 emissions of Saudi Arabia2. TheContinue reading “HOT MONEY 40 financial institutions are funding a climate-changing agri-methane footprint”
WEF Davos 2023: Cooperative innovation to transform food systems finance
Published by GFFN Secretariat
The Good Food Finance Network Secretariat is composed of the convening core partner organizations’ dedicated team members, who share responsibility for coordinating the Network and its activities. The convening core partners are EAT, FAIRR, Food Systems for the Future, UNEP, and WBCSD.
World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2023
Read more The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2023 explores global risk trends over the next decade. Climate and environmental risks are the core focus of global risks perceptions – and are the risks for which we are seen to be the least prepared. In relation to the food and agriculture space, land-use changeContinue reading “World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2023”
CBD COP 15 Takeaways: Halting and reversing the loss of biodiversity by 2030
Published by GFFN Secretariat
The Good Food Finance Network Secretariat is comprised of the convening core partner organizations’ dedicated team members, who share responsibility for coordinating the Network and its activities. The convening core partners are EAT, FAIRR, Food Systems for the Future, UNEP, and WBCSD.
Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022
This report assesses progress on reducing emissions in five key sectors – power, hydrogen, road transport, steel and agriculture. The authors make recommendations to strengthen collaboration between governments, business and civil society in areas such as common standards, technology R&D, reaching a level playing field for trade, and improving technical and financial assistance.
CBD COP15 Kunming-Montreal Global biodiversity framework: Draft decision submitted by the President
Conference of the parties to the convention on biological diversity, fifteenth meeting – part II. This document outlines a set of actions and targets to conserve and sustainably use the world’s biodiversity, including those related to food and agriculture.