Open-access research published in the Journal of Scientific Reports discusses strategies for global food systems to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Food systems are responsible for about 35% of global emissions, mainly from changes in agriculture and land use. The article suggests improving agricultural efficiency to lower emissions and increasing carbon capture through practices like agroforestry, shifting diets away from livestock-based proteins to plant-based foods, and investing in new technologies to reduce emissions further. The article emphasises that achieving net-zero emissions is a complex challenge with no single solution. A combination of actions is necessary to meet the 2050 net-zero target, including: an immediate implementation of cost-effective practices; support from governance and financial mechanisms; and research and innovation to make technologies affordable. The article highlights the importance of international cooperation and investment in achieving this goal.



Share this story