UN: Healthy soils key component of climate action

Healthy soils are essential to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to climate change. The world’s soils act as the largest terrestrial carbon sink and intensifying this role could “significant offset” the rapid rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, according to the UN. Land degradation results in soil carbon getting released into the […]

UN aims to help farmers combat climate change

Two UN departments have teamed up to help strengthen nations’ abilities to craft agriculture strategies to tackle climate change. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have signed an agreement to help countries adapt to and mitigate the impact of global temperatures and meet their pledges to […]

Wasted food world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter

If wasted food was a country it would be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gas – just behind the US and China. A United Nations report has found a third of all food – 1.3 billion tonnes – is wasted each year, releasing 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. […]