Solutions and Opportunities
Many different actors from farmers to researchers are innovating to develop solutions to climate change through agriculture, and to identify how agriculture can be a leading sector in providing opportunities to address climate change.
In order to realize the potential of agriculture as a solutions provider to climate change, scaling widespread adoption of natural climate solutions is necessary. Scholars and practitioners alike suggest that this requires robust measuring and monitoring systems, market signals to guide investment and action, and natural climate solution education and capacity development in agricultural communities.
During the 2020 virtual Arrell Food Summit we hosted a session called, “Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture – a Cornerstone to Green Recovery?”
The focus of session was on how the agriculture sector could be a cornerstone sector of a Green Recovery and in realizing commitments made under Paris Agreement. However, it is evident that we need to better understand the scale of agriculture as a potential source for climate solutions and how best to harness it. The panelists discussed the current understanding of agriculture as a potential solutions provider in climate change mitigation and the steps that need to be taken to scale climate change mitigation actions such as implementing natural climate solutions.
Panelists included, Api’soomaahka (Running Coyote) William Singer III, Kainai/Blood Tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Prof. Keith Paustian, Colorado State University, Gabrielle Bastien, Founder & Executive Director , Regeneration Canada, Shahira Esmail, Director of Global Consulting, Radicle, and Tim Faveri, Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value, Maple Leaf Foods
Come back to this page soon to view a recording of this session!