Recipe for a Livable Planet: Achieving net zero emissions in the agrifood system

“Recipe for a Livable Planet” is a comprehensive global strategic framework to reduce the agrifood system’s impact on climate change. It highlights that the agrifood system, responsible for nearly a third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—around 16 gigatons annually—has the potential to significantly cut emissions through affordable and accessible measures. This sector produces more emissions than all the world’s heat and electricity emissions combined, with most originating from developing and middle-income countries.

The report analyzes how to achieve the global goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, agrifood emissions must reach net zero by 2050, with current financial investment to reduce agrifood emissions being insufficient, accounting for only 2.4% of total mitigation finance. Despite the risks associated with the transition, such as potential job losses and disruption to food supply, the consequences of inaction are far greater. Without decisive action, the resulting environmental impact could make the planet uninhabitable.

Access the report here.