Joint Action to meet the 1.5 Degree Target

This year's COP27 in Sharm El-Sheik is marked by climate disasters that have shaken the global community in 2022 and further exacerbate inequalities. To halt this trend, the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change are meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The thirty years that have passed since the Convention was adopted have shown how urgent the need for action is: desertification, water scarcity and extreme weather events are worsening. Sustainable agricultural and food systems can protect the climate and secure basic livelihood needs. They are thus a crucial segment for achieving the global climate and development goals. This potential must be harnessed. To do so, the resilience of agricultural and food systems regarding the impacts of climate change must be significantly increased.

Dirk Meyer, Director-General at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, gives an outlook on the upcoming COP27. A listical presents five climate-friendly methods in agriculture. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) discusses the importance of resilience for building climate-resilient and equitable food systems. Martina Fleckenstein, WWF, reports on the connection between climate, nutrition and biodiversity. Bettina Jahn from UN Women Germany will focus on the link between climate and gender. In addition, the Fairactivists report on the LCOY, the youth climate conference in Germany.

"Climate change hits the poorest countries hardest. At the same time, the poorest countries contribute next to nothing to climate change. In this respect, climate protection and climate adaptation are central policy fields for the Development Ministry."

- Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Five Solutions in Agriculture

In agriculture, there are increasing cultivation techniques that lead to more climate-friendly and sustainable agricultural systems. For this purpose, old knowledge of integrated farming systems is being used and refined with technical and soil-conserving tools.  

Five climate-friendly methods in agriculture

A Listicle for climate protection and adaptation

These five management practices can increase agricultural production and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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How are Climate and Food Security related? – Opinions from different perspectives

Parallel to the negotiations, various theme days are on the agenda. The voice of youth, women and civil society will be at the centre of these discussions. One of the main topics will be the loss of biodiversity. We have interviewed science, civil society and youth.

G7 Sustainable Supply Chains Initiative: From Commitment to Action

Future generations need more sustainable and stable agri-food systems. But how can this comprehensive transformation succeed and what responsibility does the private sector bear? These questions were the focus of the G7 Sustainable Supply Chains Initiative (G7 SSCI) side event as part of the ‘Champion Youth Action’ day at the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27).

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Building climate-resilient and equitable food systems: Why we need agroecology

Agroecological methods target diversity and resilience and can thus promote the protection of forests, water and soil. Julia Tomalka and Christoph Gornott, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), on the potential of agroecology to safeguard against climate change and build resilient agri-food system.

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Why biodiversity is important for climate protection & food security - and vice versa

The world is facing major challenges that need to be solved. We need to feed an ever-growing population, bring climate change under control and stop the loss of biodiversity. Martina Fleckenstein, Director of Global Policy at WWF, on what is expected from the climate conference in terms of biodiversity and biodiversity conservation.

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Social justice and climate justice: Fair Vibe at the Youth Climate Conference

At LCOY Germany, the local youth climate conference, views on climate protection from all political spectrums are discussed. The Fairactivists, a programme of Fairtrade Germany, participated with a panel discussion on the link between social justice and climate justice.

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Pavilions, side events and co. - Latest information on COP27 on our Twitter channel

Daily news with tips on events, links to events and information on the topics of climate, agriculture and food at COP27 on our Twitter channel @1Worldnohunger.