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Global agriculture is an important driver of climate change. Modern farming methods involving irrigation and fertilizer application emit essential greenhouse gases including CO2 and NO2. In total, the agriculture sector is responsible for 14% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Modern agricultural not only contributes to global climate change, but is also unsustainable. Farming methods such as monocropping deplete essential nutrients and convert fertile soil into desert. The Climate Change Initiative (CCI) advocates for sustainable agriculture, a food system which responsibly manages greenhouse gas emissions and ensures the food security of future generations.
Learn more about sustainable agriculture and UN efforts to promote it.
As we deplete the Earth’s supply of fossil fuels to create energy, we are contribute to global climate change. Converting fossil fuels such as oil and coal into the product that runs our cars and lights our homes emits greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. The CCI advocates for a world that is not energy dependent on fossil fuels, but instead powered by clean energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydro-power.
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Last updated on Friday, August 2, 2013.
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