To: Ministry for the Environment
The Emissions Reduction Plan is our best chance to tackle climate change. But it falls short of what is needed to address this urgent crisis.
We don’t need more debates, investigations, consultants’ reports, and R&D. This isn’t going to cool the planet. We have the solutions already.
Food systems – which gather all the elements and activities that relate to the production, processing, distribution, preparation and consumption of food – account for up to 37 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Continuing on a business-as-usual trajectory will single-handedly exhaust the 1.5oC compatible emissions budgets for all sectors.
They are an alternative to the world’s typical “grey infrastructure approach” such as the construction of seawalls, reservoirs, dams, and drainage systems.
Nature-based climate solutions are about figuring out the most efficient way to help nature do its job when it comes to fighting the climate crisis and biodiversity loss.