Cutting methane emissions from agriculture is critical to slow the rate of climate change but, if done incorrectly, we risk increasing malnutrition globally. This panel will focus on understanding the future and current state of solutions and discuss how companies and farmers are implementing solutions.
Methane emissions are one of the major drivers of climate change and cutting these emissions is recognized as the most impactful way to slow the rate of global warming. Agriculture is responsible for 40% of human-caused methane emissions, with the major sources being livestock and rice systems. Agriculture will therefore need to play a crucial role in reducing human-caused methane emissions and countries meeting their commitments under the Global Methane Pledge.
A critical consideration in addressing agriculture methane is the important role that livestock and rice systems play in providing foundational and comprehensive nutrition to the global population. Finding solutions that continue to support the role of these foods in global nutrition, and supporting the farmers that produce them, is key to reducing methane emissions from agriculture while also enhancing nutrition for the world.