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170. Greenhouse gas emissions from the global food system

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To prevent climate change, the international community needs to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published in Science found that even if greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels were significantly reduced, it would be impossible to limit warming to 1.5°C and even more difficult to achieve the 2°C target, without reducing emissions from other sources including those coming from agriculture. The paper also emphasized the need for major changes in how food is produced in order to meet the central goals of the Paris Agreement.

The full article is available at:

M.A. Clark el al. Global food system emissions could preclude achieving the 1.5° and 2°C climate change targets. Science (2020).

JIRCAS will hold an international symposium on November 10th (Tue) in a webinar format, and will also address the importance of climate change mitigation in the global food system.

The program is available here.

Registration is now closed. Thank you for your participation. 

For inquiries, please contact the following:

Information and Public Relations Office URL: https://www.jircas.go.jp/ja/form/inquiry


Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)