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In order to meet global sustainability goals, commitments need to urgently be translated into policies and actions as extreme climate conditions have become the ‘new normal’. Photo by Unsplash | United States Geological Survey

Climate science has been identified key in protecting people and the planet

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In July this year, representatives from 195 countries gathered at the 54th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to review the world’s most comprehensive assessment of our climate – the Sixth Assessment Report. IPCC reports have historically underpinned global climate action and influenced the decisions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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The research results show increases in both pre- and post-production emissions, amongst others. Photo by Creative Commons | Unsplash

New research shows food system responsible for a third of global emissions

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The world’s food system is responsible for a third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to new research by a team led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and consisting of experts from UNIDO, UNDESA, Columbia University, NASA and several policy-focused research centres. Read More »New research shows food system responsible for a third of global emissions