World leaders pledge to address food and agriculture responsibilities at the COP28 Climate Summit
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Published Dec 3, 2023
At the COP28 UN climate summit in Dubai, over 130 countries signed a declaration acknowledging the role of food and agriculture in climate change. The Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action was hailed as a necessary step by experts and charities. The declaration urges countries to include food emissions in their plans to address climate change, with major emitters such as the US, China, the EU, and the UK participating.
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More than 130 countries signed a declaration on food, on the second day of the COP28 UN climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Food accounts for a third of the warming gases that increase global temperatures. Leaders including King Charles told COP28 that time is running out to tackle climate change. The Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action was welcomed by many experts and charities who said it was long overdue. According to COP28 host country, the UAE, the countries that have registered represent 5.7 billion people and 75% of all emissions from global food production and consumption. Countries must now include food emissions in their plans to tackle climate ...