According to the 2021 Global Methane Assessment by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), cutting farming-related methane emissions is key in the battle against climate change. Methane has more than 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide over the first 20 years after it reaches the atmosphere. Reducing this powerful short-lived greenhouse gas in this decade will keep the 1.5 degree target alive.
More than 60 percent of emissions come from the food system, either by how it is produced, or the waste that it generates. This conversation will focus on how the private sector is jumping at opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of food, so it can be healthy for people and the planet. From plant-based hamburgers to low emissions dairy, we will see how far we have come, and what more needs to be done.