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Can COP28 move us towards a new food production model?

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🗞️ Driving the news: COP28 could mark a significant shift as the 'food COP', focusing on the interdependence of food systems and nature
• This comes in light of the IPCC report underscoring the critical role of nature in achieving net zero emissions
• A new agricultural model prioritizing regeneration is proposed to meet food demand and environmental goals

🔭 The context: Recent reports, including from the World Economic Forum, highlight the economic benefits of nature-positive policies, predicting massive job creation and business value by 2030 
• A study in Nature suggests that forest restoration could significantly offset human carbon emissions. These developments underscore the urgent need to reform food systems for climate and biodiversity targets

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The proposed food system aims to increase agricultural productivity sustainably, focusing on soil health, water preservation, and agroforestry  
• This model emphasizes the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem health in supporting food production, climate resilience, and economic growth.

⏭️ What's next: The success of this new agricultural model hinges on collective responsibility and multisectoral cooperation  
• Stakeholders, including the private sector, governments, and civil society, must work together to implement nature-positive strategies 
• The Agriculture Sector Roadmap to 1.5°C, initiated post-COP26, illustrates progress in this direction but indicates the need for more comprehensive action.

💬 One quote: "A collective responsibility to drive change must be acknowledged"

📈 One stat: Nature-positive policies could generate an estimated $10 trillion in new annual business value and create 395 million jobs by 2030.


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