Planting the seeds for a climate-smart future:
New business models and opportunities to scale solutions for a climate-smart future
Over the past decade, while significant progress has been made around the science on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), the scale of implementation has been deterred by ‘lock-ins’ within food systems. With just 8 harvests left until the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the urgency to act if we want to stay within 1.5 degrees, it is important to scale up CSA now to achieve its potential in terms of food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation.
To turn the tide on climate change, we need to plant the seeds for a climate-smart future driven by today’s youth. It has been estimated that around USD 1.3 trillion in investment is needed every year across priority areas in our food systems over the next three decades. Such an investment requires new business models and opportunities to scale solutions put forward by the scientific community.