Hello and welcome to our December newsletter!
The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – better known as COP21 – is underway in Paris. As we saw in the run up, with the Bonn talks we covered recently, nation states mostly argue their corner and real ambition is quite low: 2.7 degrees Celsius warming might be an optimistic outcome of the COP21, based on Bonn – and that’s hardly enough to prevent runaway climate change, when 2 degrees is the recognised ceiling.
Agri-food is implicated in both Climate Change mitigation and adaptation. We’vesharpened our focus on these plus on regenerative agriculture, on soil, land use change and a host of other factors. In short we believe there are ways food production can become truly sustainable as outlined by IPES and others over recent months. This involves climate change and other food security, agroecology and food sovereigntydimensions, as we explore in numerous posts on our site.
Let’s all work towards a real, sustainable agri-food sector, one that can hep us cope with and still also reduce the likelihood of runaway climate change!
We’ve also been busy with food, farming and rural issues from around Europe:
Dairy Farmer Organisation EMB calls for Hogan’s Head
CAP Simplification Cuts Inspections & Greening
Huge State Land Sell off in Hungary – who benefits?
Knowledge Exchange & Young Farmers – WWOOF Romania
European Rural Parliament Manifesto Demands Equality & Participation
Does peasantry pay the price for a more European Turkey?
Enjoy the read!
Dr. Oliver Moore and Luise Körner (Communications, AR2020)
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