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publié dans Ressources le 4 juin 2024

Recipe for a Livable Planet: Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Agrifood System

Banque Mondiale

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The World Bank has launched ‘Recipe for a Livable Planet’ – a comprehensive global strategic framework for mitigating agri-food system emissions. It shows how the system that produces the world’s food can cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while continuing to feed the world.

In this several-hundred-page analysis, the multilateral development bank – which has pledged to devote 45% of its financing to climate issues – acknowledges the need to “drastically reorient the agrifood system, as its current form is pushing the planet beyond its operating limits.”

One of the main messages from the report is that the global agri-food system presents a huge opportunity to cut almost a one-third of the world’s GHG emissions through affordable and readily available actions. The report outlines that agri-food is a bigger contributor to climate change than many think. It generates almost one third of GHG emissions, averaging around 16Gt (gigatons) annually. This is about one-sixth more than all of the world’s heat and electricity emissions. Three quarters of agri-food emissions come from developing countries, including two-thirds from middle-income countries.

The report examines 26 promising climate change mitigation interventions in the agrifood sector, and alternative proteins are ranked second by mitigation potential. The Bank notes that government investment will be needed to realize the full potential of APs. Annual investments will need to increase by an estimated 18 times, to $260 billion a year, to halve current agri-food emissions by 2030 and put the world on track for net zero emissions by 2050. The World Bank framework has determined that high-income countries, with their access to resources and technological know-how, can play a central role in helping the world cut emissions in agri-food.

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