Spotlighting Cost-Effective and Scalable Solutions to Reduce Methane in the Agriculture Sector


Climate change and air pollution increasingly threaten food production and supply, making the challenge of ending hunger and malnutrition more difficult than ever. Reducing super-pollutants (like methane, nitrous oxide, and black carbon) will quickly reduce air pollution and climate change with immediate benefits for food security. (More)

Solutions in the agriculture sector exist, including improved feeding, breeding for improved productivity and lower methane emissions, and better veterinary care. Each are well-documented, but substantial capacity, finance, and awareness barriers remain — particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Digital agricultural extension services and results-based payments provide an opportunity to reduce barriers to adoption of these practices by derisking farmer investment and improving access to agricultural knowledge.

At this event, leading countries in the UNEP-convened Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) will launch an agriculture sector brief on ‘Scaling underfinanced SLCP mitigation solutions: driving innovation and technology in the agriculture sector.’ The brief is the first of its kind, developed under the leadership of Ireland and Senegal as the co-chairs of the CCAC’s new Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (CCAC-TEAP).

The event will gather national government representatives, sector experts, and finance stakeholders to share motivations, experiences, and challenges in addressing super pollutants from agriculture, and to make a call to action for enhanced ambition across sectors. 

This builds on the work that the CCAC is supporting in more than 50 countries, and implementation of the Global Methane Pledge – a voluntary commitment from more than 155 countries to reduce methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 relative to 2020 levels. 

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