The three reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this spring have shown that the world is at a watershed moment. That’s it’s ‘now or never’ to take action on climate change, with emissions at record levels.
They have highlighted how the climate crisis is pushing food systems to the brink, with increasing weather and climate extreme events exposing millions to acute food insecurity and water insecurity. According to the Global Center for Adaptation, 30% and 50% of Africa’s maize and bean production areas will stop producing, while food demand will increase by 50% by 2050.
The good news is that the world has the tools to meet the targets of halving emissions by 2030 and becoming net zero by 2050. It’s more important than ever that zero input crops like seaweed and seaweed farming can support future food systems, and create jobs for those at the frontline of climate change!
WWF, participant in the IPCC report, has published a great article summarising the findings and the steps needed to make the transition to net zero and mitigate climate change, for people health and planet health.