The food system is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change is threatening food systems around the globe. The nexus between the food system and climate change has received too little attention globally. Few countries fully address this nexus in climate adaptation plans or in nationally-determined contributions under the UNFCCC.
In 2019, food system emissions from China were 1.9 Gt CO2 eq – roughly 4% of global greenhouse emissions and more than any other country. This event will explore the food-climate nexus in China, including background on the Chinese food system, its emissions impacts and its vulnerability to climate change. Leading experts will consider whether there are opportunities for US-China cooperation on this topic, even in a time of geopolitical tensions.
Free and open to the public; registration required. Please visit the event webpage for additional information and email Erik Mencos Contreras at [email protected] with any questions.
Hosted by the Columbia Climate School.