Knowledge for better food systems

Database: Developing world climate action policies and measures

The World Resources Institute have developed a database that lists policies and measures in 18 developing countries that have an impact on climate change.  

It’s a beta version, and so the WRI welcomes  feedback on both the user-friendliness of the database and the accuracy of its contents.  See here.

A quick look through confirms the general view that there’s not much going on in agriculture (South Korea has some goals for methane reduction from rice paddies though) although there’s a fair amount of activity on forestry.

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While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.

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