COP28 Day 10 Food

Alternative Proteins.

To lower world carbon emissions we need to reduce our consumption of meat. Alternative forms of protein will be needed for healthy eating.

UNEP made a direct statement about the environmental and health benefits of alternative proteins which involve plant-based, cultivated and fermentation derived proteins rather than livestock farming. The report is called  What’s cooking?

Impact of Animal Agriculture

FAO has released a report highlighting the huge impact of livestock emissions on climate change. It found that animal agriculture produces 6.2 gigatonnes of CO2e per year, cattle contribute to 60% of total livestock emissions, two-thirds of this figure is linked to meat.

Future of Farming


The Green Alliance has launched ‘Crossing the divide’, What is the future of agriculture – views from: traditionalists, ‘technovegans’, agroecologists and sustainable intensifiers.

School Meals and Climate Change

A report from the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine which looks at the effect of decarbonising school meals can gave. Look here for more information from GCNF

Brazil has a part to play in feeding the people with sustainable agriculture. It is a country with a poor record of farmers clearing the native rainforests to create intensive beef farming ranches. Brazil is a signatory to COP28 Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action and has started transforming the way it feeds the nation.


  • Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action, now endorsed by over 150 countries and supported by FAO.
  • The signatories commit to integrating agriculture and food systems into their climate action, adopting inclusive policies, securing finance, promoting innovations, and strengthening international trade.
  • Agriculture and Water Day, is aimed at eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition without exceeding the 1.5°C threshold set by the Paris Agreement.
  • It outlines a comprehensive strategy spanning the next three years that encompasses a diverse portfolio of solutions across ten distinct domains of action: clean energy, crops, fisheries and aquaculture, food loss and waste, forests and wetlands, healthy diets, livestock, soil and water, and data and inclusive policies.