When we envision solutions to climate change, most people imagine smokestacks and tailpipes, not farms. But it turns out that agriculture, land use, and food systems represent about 25 percent of global emissions, and are also connected to nature’s land-based carbon sinks — removing about 1/3 of the CO2 emissions human put into the atmosphere each year. Project Drawdown has already identified many food-based solutions to climate change, including supply-side and demand-side opportunities. But what other opportunities might there be?
In this workshop, we will review the latest scientific thinking on food-based climate solutions, and explore opportunities for additional research and application. Issues for exploration include recent advances in plant-based meats, regenerative agriculture, animal husbandry, food waste reduction, supply chain transparency, and protecting rainforests.