UN-supported group urges wider finance sector to ‘supersize its ambition’ (Geneva, 27/10/22) The Good Food Finance Network’s High Ambition Group, a group of 11 influential institutions in food and finance, today unveiled a first tranche of environmental and social impact targets covering over US$108 billion of existing assets. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) praised the targets and called onContinue reading “Finance leaders publish new generation of ‘high ambition’ targets for the sustainable food transition”
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Bonn climate talks signal need for good food finance
Discussions at the 2022 Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB56) illustrate that climate-aligned food-related finance is becoming a priority for local communities, national governments, and international cooperation.
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
The IPCC is now in its sixth assessment cycle, in which the IPCC is producing the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) with contributions by its three Working Groups and a Synthesis Report, three Special Reports, and a refinement to its latest Methodology Report, presenting the most advanced and recent knowledge on global warming and climate change while highlighting the responsibility of humans in the latter. The most recent IPCC report 2022 warned that the world is set to reach the 1.5ºC level within the next two decades and said that only the most drastic cuts in carbon emissions from now would help prevent an environmental disaster.
IPCC Special Report on Climate Change & Land
The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land found that consumption of food, feed, fibre, timber and energy have caused unprecedented rates of land and freshwater use, with soil erosion from agriculture up to 100 times higher than the soil formation rate, increasing net GHG emissions and loss of natural ecosystems and biodiversity.
‘Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems: Food, Planet Health’ EAT – Lancet Commission Summary Report
The EAT-Lancet report is the first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed up food system transformation.