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Biophysical and economic constraints on China’s natural climate solutions
August 18, 2022 | Nature Climate Change | Source | Introduction: An international research consortium led by researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences evaluates the climate chanage mitigation effec
May 17 2024
Using the system of environmental-economic accounting ecosystem accounting for policy: A case study on forest ecosystems
February 01, 2024 | Environmental Science & Technology | Source | Introduction: Ensuring effective policy-making requires robust scientific knowledge and reliable environmental data. However, challeng
May 17 2024
Co-benefits of preserving urban farmland as climate change adaptation strategy: An emergy approach
October 01, 2023 | Ecological Indicators | Introduction: Urban farms can offer essential ecosystem services as part of urban green infrastructure (UGI), contributing to climate adaptation, offering be
Apr 30 2024
Decarbonization of Agriculture: The greenhouse gas impacts and economics of existing and emerging climate-smart practices
November 03, 2023 | ACS Engineering Au | Introduction: A research team from Pacific Northwest Laboratory in the US explores regenerative agriculture (RA), digital agriculture (DA), and controlled envi
Apr 30 2024
Land-based climate change mitigation measures can affect agricultural markets and food security
February 24, 2022 | Nature Food | Introduction: The study highlights the importance of considering agriculture and land use in climate change mitigation efforts alongside the energy sector.  A global
Apr 30 2024
The social value of offsets
July 05, 2023 | Nature | Source | Introduction: In order to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement, many governments and companies have committed to carbon emissions reduction programs. However,
Mar 29 2024
Fertilizer management for global ammonia emission reduction
January 31, 2024 | Nature | Source | Introduction: Crop production contributes significantly to atmospheric ammonia (NH3) emissions, which pose risks to air quality, human health, and ecosystems. Howe
Mar 29 2024
What contributes more to life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of farm produce: Production, transportation, packaging, or food loss?
January 01, 2022 | Resources, Conservation and Recyling | Source | Introduction: Addressing the global challenge of feeding a growing population sustainably, reseachers from University of California,
Mar 29 2024
Crop residue management challenges, opportunities and way forward for sustainable food-energy security in India: A review
April 01, 2023 | Soil and Tillage Research | Source | Introduction: Crop residues, abundant in India, offer valuable nutrients for agriculture. However, their improper disposal, often through burning,
Mar 29 2024
Rice cultivation and processing: Highlights from a life cycle thinking perspective
May 01, 2023 | Science of The Total Environment | Source | Introduction: Rice is a major food for over half the world, mostly grown in Asia. However, its cultivation harms the environment, emitting CO
Mar 29 2024
A horizon scan of global biological conservation issues for 2024
December 18, 2023 | Trends in Ecology & Evolution |  Introduction: Horizon scanning, a method aimed at identifying emerging threats and opportunities ahead of time, has become essential in conservatio
Feb 29 2024
Data-driven decarbonisation pathways for reducing life cycle GHG emissions from food waste in the hospitality and food service sectors
January 09, 2023 | Scientific Reports |  Introduction: The hospitality and food service (HaFS) sectors face a significant challenge with food waste, prompting the need for urgent action to address thi
Feb 29 2024
Evaluating food supply chain emissions from Japanese household consumption
January 15, 2022 | Applied Energy |  Introduction: Household consumption, particularly eating habits, significantly impacts greenhouse gas emissions and thus climate change. However, there hasn't
Feb 29 2024
A comprehensive continental-scale analysis of carbon footprint of food production: Comparing continents around the world
November 10, 2023 | Journal of Cleaner Production |  Introduction: Food production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet understanding the carbon footprint of different foods a
Feb 29 2024
Decarbonizing the food and beverages industry: A critical and systematic review of developments, sociotechnical systems and policy options
June 01, 2021 | Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews |  Introduction: The UK research team led by Sussex Business School collaborates with individual researchers from the US, United Arab Emirates,
Feb 29 2024
Testing the feasibility of quantifying change in agricultural soil carbon stocks through empirical sampling
December 01, 2023 | Geoderma |  Introduction: Debates about whether regenerative farming can effectively sequester carbon in soil to fight climate change have led Yale Universuity researh team and pri
Jan 30 2024
Nutritional-environmental trade-offs in potato storage and processing for a sustainable healthy diet
December 07, 2023 | npj Science of Food |  Introduction: Over the past decade, micronutrient deficiencies in global health have persisted due to poor diets and limited access to nutritious foods. Whil
Jan 30 2024
Food without agriculture
November 06, 2023 | Nature Sustainability |  Introduction: The global production of food through traditional agriculture has significant environmental impacts, including extensive land use, water poll
Jan 30 2024
Capturing carbon from beer fermentation and air in spirulina production
September 10, 2023 | Science of The Total Environment |  Introduction: Research team from University of Cantabria in Spain evaluates carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technologies using Life Cycle
Dec 30 2023
Global climate and biodiversity benefits of switching to plant-based diet
September 12, 2023 | Nature Communications |  Introduction: The promotion of plant-based alternatives to animal products is gaining traction for creating more sustainable diets. Using a global economi
Dec 30 2023
Assessing biological carbon sequestration potential of nature climate solutions
November 3, 2023 | Scientific Reports |  Introduction: Natural climate solutions (NCS, also known as Nature Based Solutions), such as land conservation, restoration, and management practices and polic
Dec 30 2023
Climate change and cropland management compromise soil integrity and multifunctionality
 October 26, 2023 | Communications Earth & Environment |  Introduction: Researchers from German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research investigated the impact of climate change and land use on m
Dec 30 2023
Enhancing Energy Efficiency of Greenhouses using AI-based Climate Control
February 28, 2023 | Advances in Applied Energy |  Introduction: Researchers from Cornell University in USA proposed the use of novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based control framework to enhance the
Nov 30 2023
Automated Imaging System for Insect Pest Monitoring
August 31, 2023 | Computers and Electronics in Agriculture |  Introduction: Outdoor cultivation of mango faces challenges from insect pests and environmental factors. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Nov 30 2023
Secure Robust Carbon Dioxide Removal Policy through Credible Certification
October 3, 2023 | Communications Earth & Environment |  Introduction: The Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) policy is crucial for achieving long-term climate goals, and the credibility of certification sch
Nov 30 2023
Reusing Abandoned Cropland for Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation
September 28, 2023 | Nature Communications |  Introduction: Despite the growing challenge of land scarcity for agriculture, there is a significant global trend of cropland abandonment. Researchers fro
Nov 30 2023
Loss of Natural Capital due to Expansion of Cropland in China
September 25, 2023 | Nature Ecology & Evolution |  Introduction: Globally, the increasing demand for food has led to widespread loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The research team from the
Nov 30 2023
The European Green Deal Improves the Sustainability of Food Systems but Has Uneven Economic Impacts on Consumers and Farmers
October 7, 2023 |  Communications Earth & Environment |  Introduction: EU established the policy program called The European Green Deal in 2019, aiming to create a fair, healthy, and environmentally f
Nov 30 2023
Farmer perspectives on carbon markets incentivizing agricultural soil carbon sequestration
September 25, 2023 | npj Climate Action |  Introduction: Efforts to mitigate climate change and achieve net-zero emissions involve not only reducing current greenhouse gas emissions, but also deployin
Nov 30 2023
Precise irrigation water and nitrogen management improve water and nitrogen use efficiencies under conservation agriculture in the maize-wheat systems
July 26, 2023 | Scientific Reports |  Introduction: Over a three-year field experiment aimed at addressing underground water depletion and ensuring agrifood system sustainability, researchers from Int
Nov 30 2023
Sustainable pathways toward reimagining India’s agricultural systems
July 18, 2023 | Communications Earth & Environment |  Introduction: Researchers from University of Massachusetts Boston in the USA proposed policy framework and pathways towards achieving agriculural
Nov 30 2023
Incentive Programs to Promote Cover Crop in the Northeastern United State
August 11, 2023 | Agricultural & Environmental Letters |  Introduction: Under cover crop incentive programs, farmers across Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and Vermont are increasingly turning to co
Nov 30 2023
Greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation in rice agriculture
September 26, 2023 | Nature Reviews Earth & Environment | Introduction: Rice paddies supply stable food to half of the world's population but contribute about 48% of GHG emissions from croplands.
Nov 30 2023
Automated Tomato Fruit Detection for Efficient Harvesting
August 26, 2023 | Plants | Introduction: A recent collaborative study by National United University, Taiwan, and HCMC University of Technology and Education, Vietnam, addresses the need for efficient
Oct 29 2023
Transitioning Agriculture to a Circular Economy: Challenges and Opportunities in Waste Recovery
August 20, 2023 | Journal of Cleaner Production | Introduction: National Taiwan University conducted a comprehensive study focusing on the agricultural sector's shift from linear resource consumpt
Oct 29 2023
Unveiling Environmental Impacts of Agroforestry: A Comprehensive Review of Life Cycle Assessment
September 10, 2023 | Science of The Total Environment | Introduction: A new study conducted by Aarhus University in Denmark takes a systematic approach to assess how environmental Life Cycle Assessmen
Oct 29 2023
Unlocking the Drivers of Ammonia and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Livestock and Manure Management
September 1, 2023 | Science of The Total Environment | Introduction: This collaborative study, involving researchers from AgResearch Ltd in New Zealand, INIA in Chile, Aarhus University in Denmark, AD
Oct 29 2023
Examining the Complex Interplay Between Irrigation, Climate, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
August 17, 2023 | Nature Food | Introduction: The study conducted by the University of Minnesota, Colorado State University, Chongqing University, and other institutions in the US and China delves int
Oct 29 2023
Assessing the Impact of Crop Residue Cover on Agriculture and Soil Quality Using Remote Sensing
September 12, 2023 | Scientific Reports | Introduction: Crop residue cover (CRC) is a critical but understudied factor in agriculture's impact on both productivity and soil quality. Researchers fr
Oct 29 2023
Harnessing Space Agriculture for Sustainable Earth-Based Controlled Environment Agriculture
June 29, 2023 | Nature Food | A collaborative research effort led by the University of Sheffield, University of Manchester, and Cranfield University in the UK has explored the potential of space contr
Oct 29 2023
Internet of Plants: Revolutionizing Agriculture with Sensor Networks
August 03, 2023 | Nature Reviews Methods Primers | In the study conducted by researchers from Delft University of Technology and Wageningen University & Research, the focus is on introducing the conce
Oct 29 2023
How We Can Reduce the Cost of Fighting Climate Change
May 04, 2023 | npj Climate Action | Introduction: The Paris Agreement aims to limit global temperature rise. Mitigating climate change has economic costs, often measured as a percentage of GDP. Resear
Sep 14 2023
Implications of Expanding Organic Farming on Soil Carbon Stocks
June 29, 2023 | Nature Climate ChangeResearchers from INRAE in France and University of Aberdeen in UK explore the potential impact of scaling up organic farming on cropland soil organic carbon (SOC)
Aug 27 2023
Enhancing Sustainability in the Global Food System through Circular Practices in Europe
April 17, 2023 | Nature FoodIntroduction: The global food system faces challenges from the pandemic, conflicts, resource depletion, biodiversity loss, and climate change. Balancing the need for food w
Aug 27 2023
Global Food Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Insights into Supply Chains
June 15, 2023 | Nature Food A research team from the Netherlands, China, and the UK delves into the complex relationship between food consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a global scale.
Aug 27 2023
Assessing carbon abatement costs considering forest carbon sequestration and carbon offset mechanism: Evidence from Taiwan
Forest Science | March 22, 2023The researchers from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University in Taiwan have conducted a comprehensive study to investigate the potential implications of carbon taxes an
Jun 30 2023
Management-induced changes in soil organic carbon and related crop yield dynamics in China's cropland
Global Change Biology | April 6, 2023Researchers from China Agricultural University conducted a study to understand how specific farming practices affect soil health and crop productivity in the face
Jun 30 2023
News
Introducing CHAR by Toucan: The first liquid market for biochar credits
March 05, 2024 | Toucan  | CHAR, the first liquid market for biochar credits, has been launched by Toucan, facilitating automated buying and selling of CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) issued by Puro.
May 17 2024
New digital hub to stimulate methane reduction through sustainable rice cultivation
April 12, 2024 | Gold Standard |  Gold Standard and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have jointly launched the Rice Sustainability Hub, a resource center aimed at promoting sustainable
May 17 2024
SBTi Unveils Reports to Boost Corporate Climate Efforts Beyond Traditional Scope
February 29, 2024 | ESG News | The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has released two new reports to facilitate beyond value chain mitigation (BVCM) strategies, aiming to boost climate action in
Apr 30 2024
Better links between waste management, circular economy and climate change mitigation measures can boost greenhouse gas emission reductions
February 22, 2024 | European Environmental Agency | A briefing from the European Environment Agency (EEA) highlights the potential of recycling, repair, re-use, and reducing material consumption throu
Apr 30 2024
Ministry of Agriculture in Taiwan adopts 4 strategies towards net zero agriculture by 2040 (In Chinese)
February 25, 2024 | Liberty Times Net | Taiwan has set ambitious targets to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, a decade ahead of the national goal of 2050. The Ministry of Agriculture has outlined fo
Apr 30 2024
Olam Food Ingredients sets ambitious carbon reduction goals for coffee supply chain
February 07, 2024 | Food Navigator Europe | Olam Food Ingredients (ofi) unveils its ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions in coffee production by 30% before 2030, aligning with its broader sustain
Mar 29 2024
Taiwan's Ministry of Agriculture implements three-stage carbon reduction technology, reducing carbon footprint of rice production by 21%
February 11, 2024 | UDN, Taiwan | Taiwan's Ministry of Agriculture has introduced a three-stage improvement technology aiming to reduce carbon emissions in rice production. Through techniques such
Mar 29 2024
World Economic Forum Report outlines 5 steps for sustainable food production
February 06, 2024 | World Economic Forum | The World Economic Forum has proposed five crucial steps to enhance sustainable food production, emphasizing the necessity of increased financial support for
Mar 29 2024
Athian’s new carbon insetting marketplace revolutionizes livestock farming
February 13, 2024 | Carbon credits | Athian, in partnership with Elanco Animal Health, has launched a pioneering livestock carbon insetting marketplace, revolutionizing sustainability in agriculture.
Mar 29 2024
Unwrapping sustainable packaging: Redesign for circularity
March 18, 2024 | Euromonitor International | Amid Global Recycling Awareness Week, Euromonitor International's packaging data reveals a staggering projection: the FMCG sector churned out four tril
Mar 29 2024
Taiwan Sugar Corporation joins "Small Farmers Carbon" project to boost soil carbon sequestration(In Chinese)
January 09, 2024 | CNA, Taiwan | Taiwan Sugar Corporation announced its participation in the "Small Farmers Carbon" project initiated by the Green Consumers' Foundation and Tian Di He Qi Corporati
Feb 29 2024
Trimble Launches Connected Climate Exchange Marketplace (America)
January 04, 2024 | Farm Journal | Trimble launches Connected Climate Exchange, a carbon marketplace facilitating data aggregation and verification across the agriculture supply chain. The platform aim
Feb 29 2024
Unlocking CO <sub>₂</sub>: A solution to global food insecurity and climate change?
January 18, 2024 | World Economic Forum | As the world grapples with escalating food insecurity and the urgent need to mitigate climate change, innovative solutions are emerging. CO₂, often viewed as
Feb 29 2024
UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) highlights urgency for agrifood systems transformation
December 21, 2023 | IISD |   Dubai, UAE: Food, Agriculture, and Water Day at COP 28 spotlighted the crucial role of sustainable agrifood systems in climate action. The inaugural meeting of the Food an
Feb 29 2024
Sustainable Food Systems Cannot be Postponed! – From the Marburg Gathering
November 20, 2023 | Arc2020 |  As the European Commission's agenda shows little progress on the anticipated European Framework for Sustainable Food Systems ahead of the EU elections, activists and
Jan 30 2024
Carbon Market Kickoff! New Zero-carbon Economy Forum focuses on Taiwan’s sustainable future (In Chinese)
December 26, 2023 | Taiwan Carbon Solution Exchange | On December 22, Taiwan hosted the "Zero Carbon New Economy Forum" in collaboration with the Taiwan Stock Exchange and Taiwan Carbon Exchange, mark
Jan 30 2024
Voluntary Carbon Credit buyers willing to pay more For quality
December 04, 2023 | Carbon credits | The latest "State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2023" report by Ecosystem Marketplace reveals a significant shift in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). Despite a
Jan 30 2024
Can livestock and rice farming earn carbon credits and participate in carbon market?
December 09, 2023 | our island, Taiwan |  Hanbao Livestock Farm in Changhua County, Taiwan, has implemented sustainable practices to reduce methane emissions and greenhouse gases. With over 40,000 pig
Jan 30 2024
Indian Farmers Rack Up Carbon Credits with Climate-Conscious Ways
December 12, 2023 | Eco-business | In India, a growing number of farmers are adopting climate-friendly agriculture practices to generate carbon credits, creating a new revenue stream. Firms like Grow
Dec 30 2023
Carbon Removal Startups Are Finding More Places and Funds to Store CO <sub>2</sub>
November 01, 2023 | Carbon Credits | Startups in the carbon removal sector are experiencing a surge in investor interest, securing hundreds of millions in funding. These ventures offer diverse solutio
Dec 30 2023
Social Cost of Carbon: A Tool to Measure the Economic Impact of Carbon Emissions and Guide Decision-Making in Climate Adaptation
October 17, 2023 | Earth.org | Climate change, propelled by factors like fossil fuels and deforestation, has far-reaching socioeconomic impacts. Beyond rising temperatures, changing precipitation patt
Dec 30 2023
Urgent Need to Consider How to Best Use Biomass in Europe
 November 08, 2023 | European Environmental Agency | The European Environment Agency (EEA) has issued a report highlighting the urgent need for prioritizing biomass use in the European Union (EU) due
Dec 30 2023
2023 GAP Report: Only by working together will agricultural productivity meet demand
December 04, 2023 | Phys.Org  |  The 2023 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, "Every Farmer, Every Tool," emphasizes the critical role of sustainable agricultural productivity growth in meeting g
Nov 30 2023
Royal Bank of Canada Proposes a 9-Point Plan for Climate-Smart Agriculture
October 03, 2023 | Royal Bank of Canada |  The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) collaborated with BCG's Centre for Canada’s Future and the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph to explore Ca
Nov 30 2023
Fiji’s First Indigenous-owned Carbon Credit Project
September 12, 2023 | Mongabay |  The village of Drawa in Fiji has implemented a verified forest carbon project that involves selling carbon credits on the voluntary market through the Plan Vivo standa
Nov 30 2023
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture in Europe
October 24, 2023 | European Environmental Agency  |  The European Climate Law outlines the EU's ambitious target to transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050, with an interim goal of reducin
Nov 30 2023
Smart farms showcase innovative technologies to propel the aquaculture industry into new areas of smart energy saving (In Chinese)
August 26. 2023 | China Times, Taiwan | The article discusses the initiative led by the Kaohsiung City Government's Marine Bureau to promote smart aquaculture equipment deployment in collaboration
Oct 29 2023
Climate Change Administration, Ministry of Environment: Carbon trading regulations in place by the end of this year, carbon fees to be levied in 2025 (in Chinese)
August 24, 2023 | Environmental Information Center, Taiwan | Taiwan's newly established Climate Change Administration, Ministry of Environment, has unveiled its schedule for implementing carbon fe
Oct 29 2023
Greenhouse gas emissions will increase by more than 4% in 2021. Scholars call on the Ministry of Environment to review industrial emission reductions (In Chinese)
August 28, 2023 | Environnemental Information Center, Taiwan |  In 2021, Taiwan experienced a 4.56% increase in net greenhouse gas emissions, with the manufacturing industry's increased energy con
Oct 29 2023
Indigo’s $250M Raise Boosts Agricultural Carbon Credits Generation
September 15, 2023 | Carbon Credits | Indigo Ag, a leader in sustainable agriculture, has secured over $250 million in funding to expand its sustainable agriculture initiatives and bolster farmers'
Oct 29 2023
FACT SHEET: Marking One Year of the Inflation Reduction Act (USDA)
August 16, 2023 | USDA |The Inflation Reduction Act, signed one year ago by President Biden, represents a significant investment in climate action and various aspects of the U.S. economy. The law aims
Oct 29 2023
Use of digital tools in sustainable rice production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
September 11, 2023 | Rice Today (IRRI) |A review of the digital ecosystem in the rice value chain in Vietnam highlights the limited presence of digital tools focused on rice production. Although a sma
Oct 29 2023
NASA data helps Bangladeshi farmers save water, money, energy
August 4, 2023 | Phys.Org | Researchers from the University of Washington and Bangladesh's Ministry of Agriculture have collaborated to provide farmers with irrigation advisories using NASA data.
Oct 29 2023
Circular fertilizer and net zero: examining the potential of digestate for indoor farms
August 9, 2023 | AFN Network+ | A collaborative project is addressing the challenge of greenhouse gas emissions from synthetic fertilizers in agriculture. At an AFN Network+ Crucible event, experts in
Oct 29 2023
The Future of Farming: Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?
September 11, 2023 | Earth.org | The article discusses the challenges of feeding a growing global population while mitigating the environmental impact of current industrial food production practices.
Oct 29 2023
Organic Fertilizer: Cultivating Greener Fields and Healthier Crops
September 12, 2023 | Earth.org | The global organic fertilizer industry is on the cusp of significant growth, with projected revenues of $27.48 billion and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3
Oct 29 2023
Minister Heydon announces awards of €1.7 million for soil, agri-digital research
August 3, 2023 | Government of Ireland | SourceMinister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine with responsibility for research and innovation, Martin Heydon, has announced fu
Sep 15 2023
Agriculture is ready to move forward with a new climate change action plan. Prepare to be published at the end of this year.
August 21, 2023 | Office of Agricultural Economics, Thailand | Source (in Thai) The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Thailand is set to unveil a new agricultural action plan to address clim
Sep 14 2023
Using machine learning to integrate mangrove restoration with sustainable aquaculture intensification
July 31, 2023 | The Fish Site | Source A team of experts in academia, conservation, and technology has developed an AI-powered rapid assessment tool to identify and validate suitable sites for Climate
Sep 14 2023
Nature-Based Carbon Offsets Crucial in the Road to Net Zero
August 18, 2023 | Carbon Credits | SourceCarbon offsets, particularly nature-based ones, are a crucial tool on the path to achieving net-zero emissions. They help neutralize emissions and combat clima
Sep 14 2023
Marginal Abatement Cost Curve 2023
July 12, 2023 | Teagasc, Ireland | Source Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority –the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture an
Aug 27 2023
Planetary Health: Measuring and Managing Planetary Biomarkers
June 27, 2023 | Earth.Org | Source The article highlights the importance of measuring and managing the five fundamental elements of nature: Water, soil, air, energy, and space, to ensure a sustainable
Aug 27 2023
Bridging the gap between traditional and regenerative agriculture with the agro-biodiversity index
July 24, 2023 | IRRI | Source Regenerative agriculture aims to enhance soil fertility, carbon content, and nutrient availability while integrating biodiversity into farming systems. To assess the impa
Aug 27 2023
Milestone carbon credit methodology for rice launched with help from IRRI
July 26, 2023 | IRRI | Source Gold Standard has launched a new carbon credit methodology, developed with input from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), aimed at reducing greenhouse gas e
Aug 27 2023
UNFSS+2: FAO highlights the power of transforming agrifood systems for climate action
July 24, 2023 | FAO | Source The UN Food Systems Summit+2 Stocktaking Moment in Rome focused on climate action, with discussions on building climate-resilient agrifood systems and reducing their carbo
Aug 27 2023
As UNFSS+2 closes, FAO reiterates its commitment to support nations in accelerating the pace of transforming agrifood systems
July 26, 2023 | FAO | Source The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment concluded after three days of high-level events, meetings, and dialogues with over 2,000 participants from 180 countries,
Aug 27 2023
2023 Taiwan Smart Agriculture Week will debut on 8/31
August 9, 2023 | Yahoo News | Source (in Chinese)The 8th Taiwan Smart Agriculture Week 2023 is set to take place from August 31 to September 2 at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei. This event will
Aug 15 2023
Which deserves a carbon credit – nature or technology?
June 5, 2023 | Carbon credits |The United Nations (UN) is drafting a document that will shape the future of the global carbon market and appears to favor nature-based solutions over technological carb
Jul 19 2023
Digital supply chain traceability for ASC-certified shrimp
May 24, 2023 | The Fish Site |The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has launched the Key Data Elements (KDE) project to enable digital traceability of ASC-certified shrimp products. The software c
Jul 19 2023
Taiwanese small farmers lead the charge towards carbon neutrality (In Chinese)
March 04, 2023 | Credere Media, Taiwan |  In Taiwan's push towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, small-scale farmers are spearheading innovative solutions. Over 300 farmers across 270 hecta
Apr 30 2023
Policy
J-Credit Scheme (Japan)
Japan Government| Source | Download | The J-Credit Scheme is designed to incentivize and facilitate GHG emission reductions and removals in Japan. It aims to promote corporate social responsibility (C
May 17 2024
EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework
European Commission| Source | Download | The EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) is a crucial step in amplifying carbon removal efforts and combatting greenwashing. By providing a transpa
May 17 2024
Guidance on Sustainable Management for Food Industry (Japan)
Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries| Source | Download |Introduction: Sustainable management in the food industry is crucial for maintaining environmental integrity and social equity
Mar 29 2024
Roadmap to Net Zero: Overview for the UK food and drink sector
Food and Drink Federation| Source | Download | Introduction: The UK food and drink industry plays a pivotal role in global efforts to combat climate change, contributing significantly to greenhouse ga
Mar 29 2024
Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2023: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change
OECD| Source | Download | Introduction: Climate change poses significant challenges to global agricultural systems, exacerbating existing crises in agricultural markets. Reforms are urgently needed to
Mar 29 2024
UK Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs| Source | Download |Over the span of 2021 to 2027, the UK will progressively phase out untargeted agricultural subsidies or Direct Payments, reallocati
Feb 29 2024
Singapore Green Plan 2030 - Strengthen food security 30 by 30 target
Singapore Government| Source | Download |The Singapore Green Plan 2030, initiated in February 2021, aims to mobilize a comprehensive national effort toward sustainable development, addressing climate
Feb 29 2024
2023 to 2027 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (Canada)
Government of Canada| Source | Download | The Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy aligns with Canada's 2022-2026 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, integrating UN Sustainable Deve
Feb 29 2024
From Plate to Planet: How local governments are driving action on climate change through food
iPES FOOD| Source | Download |The urgency of addressing the climate crisis demands a transformative approach to food systems, a critical yet often overlooked aspect of climate action. While national g
Jan 30 2024
Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda: Progress report
United Nations Climate Champions| Source   | Download |The Sharm El Sheikh Action Agenda (SAA) has emerged as a critical strategy to address the impacts of climate change across various sectors. One o
Jan 30 2024
A general assessment of the role of agriculture and forestry in the U.S. carbon markets
USDA| Source | Download |USDA responds to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 by defining the role of agriculture and forestry in U.S. carbon markets. This analysis identifies key barriers and
Jan 30 2024
UK Environmental Land Management update: how government will pay for land-based environment and climate goods and services
UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs| Source | Download |Introduction: Embarking on a groundbreaking shift from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), England is undergoing a hi
Dec 30 2023
UK: Nature markets- a framework for scaling up private investment in nature recovery and sustainable farming
UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs| Source | Download |Introduction: The Environmental Improvement Plan 2023 (EIP23) charts a comprehensive course to reverse centuries of environmenta
Dec 30 2023
USDA Science and Research Strategy, 2023-2026: Cultivating Scientific Innovation
USDA| Source | Download |Introduction: The USDA's commitment to advancing agricultural sectors and bolstering the U.S. economy through scientific research is underscored by the profound impact of
Dec 30 2023
Norway's Climate Action Plan for 2021–2030 (white paper)
Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway| Source | Download  Norway endorsed climate action plan on January 8, 2021 as part of its commitment towards fulfilling Paris Agreement climate targets and
Nov 30 2023
Denmark’s National Energy and Climate Plan
The Danish Energy Agency| Source | Download  In June 2019, a new Danish Government formed a one-party minority Government led by the Social Democrats, in collaboration with the Red-Green Alliance, the
Nov 30 2023
The Netherlands' Global Climate Strategy
Government of Netheralands| Source | Download Scientists issue a dire warning, stating that we are one minute to midnight in the race to fulfill the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goal
Nov 30 2023
The Role of Carbon Pricing in Transforming Pathways to Reach Net Zero Emissions (OECD Working Paper)
OECD| Source | Download Introduction: To achieve the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C as outlined in the Paris Agreement, transformative changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission path
Nov 30 2023
Agriculture and rural carbon neutrality and climate change adaptation in Korea, 2021
Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Korea | Source |  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) in Korea has laid out a comprehensive roadmap for achieving car
Oct 29 2023
FOLU NET SINK Indonesia's Climate Actions Towards 2030
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia | Source | Download | FOLU NET SINK Indonesia's Climate Actions Towards 2030 is a comprehensive and strategic initiative undertaken by the Republic
Oct 29 2023
Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Japan)
MAFF | Source | Download: Full Text and Brief | The "Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries" is a strategic initiative crafted by Japan's M
Oct 29 2023
Strategy for Sustainable Food Systems, MIDORI (Japan)
MAFF and JIRCAS | Source | Download | A multitude of global challenges loom over the agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and food sectors, most notably the pressing issues of climate change and the esca
Oct 29 2023
The 13<sup>th</sup> National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2023-2027 (Thailand)
Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council, Thailand | Source | Download The 13th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2023-2027) serves as a pivotal level 2 strategy, es
Sep 20 2023
Organic Agriculture Action Plan 2023-2027 (Thailand)
Office of Agricultural Economics, Thailand | Source (Thai) | Download (Thai) The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Thailand is acutely aware of the imperative to address food security challe
Sep 20 2023
Environmental Improvement Plan 2023 (UK)
Government of UK | Source | DownloadThe Environmental Improvement Plan 2023 marks a pivotal milestone in the UK's ongoing commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability. Rooted in the
Sep 20 2023
National Strategy for Climate Change until 2050, Vietnam
Vietname Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment | Source | Download Vietnam's National Strategy for Climate Change until 2050 is a far-reaching policy document that spans from 2022 to 2050,
Sep 20 2023
National Agrifood Policy, 2021-2030 (NAP 2.0), Malaysia
Malaysian Ministry of Agricultural and Food Inudstries |Source | Download The National Agrofood Policy 2021-2030 (NAP 2.0) represents a comprehensive and holistic approach to transform Malaysia's
Sep 20 2023
Food Vision 2030 - A World Leader in Sustainable Food Systems (Ireland)
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland | Source | Download (Full) | Download (Summary) Food Vision 2030 is an ambitious strategy that envisions Ireland as a global leader in sustainab
Aug 27 2023
Federal Strategy to Advance Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Monitoring for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors (USA)
USDA | Source | Download (Strategy) | Download (Factsheet)   The Federal Strategy to Advance Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Monitoring for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors is a pivotal initiative an
Aug 27 2023
FAO Action Plan 2022–2025 for the implementation of the FAO Strategy on Climate Change
FAO | Source | Download (Strategy) | Download (Action) The FAO Action Plan 2022–2025 is a strategic initiative aimed at realizing the objectives set forth in the FAO Strategy on Climate Change. This c
Aug 27 2023
Queensland Low Emissions Agriculture Roadmap 2022–2032
Queensland Government| Source | Download |Introduction: The Queensland Low Emissions Agriculture Roadmap 2022–2032 (the roadmap) outlines a strategic framework for achieving a low emissions agricultur
Jul 19 2023
Sustainable Canadian agricultural partnership
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Factsheet | Program The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new five-year agreement between the federal, provincial, and territorial
Jun 30 2023
USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities
USDA| Source |Introduction: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners in adopting climate-smart practices through i
Jun 30 2023
USDA Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2022-2026
USDA| Download |Introduction: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plays a pivotal role in shaping agricultural policies that affect millions of Americans. In line with its mission to pr
Jun 30 2023
Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan
Government of Canada | June 2, 2022 | Source | Download  Canada's 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan outlines actions to combat climate change and build a resilient economy. With rising temperatures, r
Jun 30 2023
UK's Net Zero Growth Plan for farming sector (2023)
UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs| Source | Download  |Introduction: The UK government's Net Zero Growth Plan outlines a comprehensive strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2
Apr 30 2023
UK's Net Zero Growth Plan: Land and Natural Resources
UK Government| Source | Download  |Introduction: Achieving net zero emissions requires a holistic approach that not only addresses carbon reduction but also maximizes co-benefits for climate and natur
Apr 30 2023
Open Data
Gold Standard for the Global Goals
Gold Standard | Source | Methodology development | Carbon Registry |  The Gold Standard for the Global Goals is an innovative standard aimed at maximizing positive impact while minimizing risks, parti
May 17 2024
Nori Carbon Solutions
Nori | Source | Methodologies | Carbon registry | Nori, founded in 2017, aims to combat climate change by scaling up carbon removal efforts. They've developed a comprehensive platform that simplif
May 17 2024
Food And Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis Tool
Food and Agricultural Organiztion of the United Nations| Source | Data | Guide |The FAPDA policy database is a comprehensive global resource containing over 18,000 national policy decisions and 3,000
Apr 30 2024
Voluntary Registry Offsets Database
University of Chicaco| Source | Data  | The Voluntary Registry Offsets Database, developed by the Berkeley Carbon Trading Project, consolidates carbon offset projects, credits, and retirements from ma
Mar 29 2024
System of Environmental Economic Accounting
United Nations| Source  | Data  | The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) is a comprehensive framework merging economic and environmental data to offer insight into the interconnectedne
Mar 29 2024
Greenhouse gas emissions from pre- and post agricultural production processes. Global, regional and country trends, 1990–2020
Food and Agricultural Organiztion of the United Nations| Source | Data | Analytical Brief | Agrifood systems play a significant role in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing to one-third
Mar 29 2024
Net Zero Tracker
Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit| Source | Data |  The Net Zero Tracker is a collaboration among four esteemed organizations—The Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), the Data-Driven EnviroLab
Mar 29 2024
EDGAR-FOOD: A global emission inventory of GHGs and air pollutants from the food systems
European Commission| Source | Data | Guide |The global food system encompasses various economic sectors and significantly contributes to anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutant emissions.
Feb 29 2024
Farm Carbon Toolkit
UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs| Source | Guide |The Farm Carbon Toolkit, established by farmers for farmers, aims to enhance understanding and action on greenhouse gas emissions i
Feb 29 2024
The MacKay Carbon Calculator
UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs| Source | Data | Guide |The MacKay Carbon Calculator is a tool designed to help users understand and predict future energy consumption and greenhous
Feb 29 2024
FAO climate risk toolbox
Food and Agricultural Organiztion of the United Nations| Source | Data | Guide |The Climate Risk Toolbox (CRTB) is a freely accessible resource hosted on the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform, develope
Jan 30 2024
COP28 agriculture, food and climate national action toolkit
COP28 UAE| Source | Data | The COP28 Food Systems and Agriculture Agenda, established in 2023 by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Presidency, emphasizes the critical role of transforming food and agricu
Jan 30 2024
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Partnership - Climate toolbox and good practice database
NDC Partnership| Source | Climate Toolbox | Good Practice Database | Guide |The NDC Partnership unites over 200 members, including 120+ countries and 80+ institutions, to address climate change and ac
Jan 30 2024
Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA)
UNDP| Source | Data | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Government of Telangana, India have introduced Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA) to the Digital Public G
Dec 30 2023
Global Agro-Ecological Zones
Food and Agricultural Organiztion of the United Nations| Source | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Dec 30 2023
EarthStat - GIS Data for Agriculture and the Environment
University of Britsh Columbia| Source | EarthStat, a collaboration between the Global Landscapes Initiative at the University of Minnesota and the Land Use and Global Environment lab at the University
Dec 30 2023
Carbon-Water Flux Datasets of Eurasian Meteorological Stations
Scientific Data| Source | Data  | Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed open-access journal for descriptions of datasets and research that advances the sharing and reuse of research data. Our primary con
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ESA Biomass Climate Change Initiative (Biomass_cci): Global datasets of forest above-ground biomass for the years 2010, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, v4
European Space Agency | Source | Dataset |  The dataset at hand presents a collection of estimates pertaining to forest above-ground biomass (AGB) spanning the years 2010, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Oct 29 2023
Carbon Action Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration Platform
Baltic Sea Action Group | Source | Dataset | The Carbon Action Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration Platform, hailing from Finland, serves as a vibrant community dedicated to gathering and dissemina
Oct 29 2023
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC)
The European Soil Data Center | Source | Data hub | The European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) is a comprehensive repository of soil-related information and datasets, offering a wealth of resources primari
Oct 29 2023
FAO Soils Portal
FAO | Source | Data hub | The FAO Soils portal serves as an invaluable source of information and knowledge encompassing the various components and facets of soils. It underscores the significance and
Oct 29 2023
Soil Geographic Databases from ISRIC
ISRIC | Source | Data | ISRIC – World Soil Information is an independent foundation with a mission to serve the international community as a custodian of global soil information. It supports soil data
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FAO Tools for Greenhouse Gas Assessments
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Aug 27 2023
FAOLEX Database
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Global Agricultural Research Data Innovation Acceleration Network (GARDIAN)
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COMET-Planner Global
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September 30 – October 3, 2024| Hybrid | Washington DC, USA | Source | The primary focus of the 2024 LG meeting is to support the update of the SEEA CF. Building upon discussions and identifications o
Apr 09 2024
The Congress on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (COSAFS2024)
July 10-13, 2024| In-person | Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia | Source | The Congress on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (COSAFS2024) is to serve as a pivotal platform for learning, collaboration
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11<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Agriculture 2024
July 23-24, 2024| Hybrid | Bangkok, Thailand | Source   | Explore the latest research, ideas, and solutions shaping the future of agriculture at the 11th International Conference on Agriculture, AGRIC
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The Local Resilience Seminar Series: Challenges & solutions for resilient local food supply chains
April 23-30, 2024| Virtual | Source | Join the kickoff session of our new Local Resilience Seminar series and delve into the challenges facing resilient local food supply chains and discuss innovative
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The 6<sup>th</sup> CIGR International Conference 2024 (CIGR 2024)
May 19-23, 2024| In-person | Jeju, Korea | Source | With the theme of "Digital Agriculture (Feed the Future)," this conference aims to address the pressing challenges and opportunities facing the agri
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Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024
April 9-12, 2024| Hybrid | Manila, Philippines | Source | The Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024 aims to address the escalating food crisis in the region and enhance long-term food security
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The 3<sup>rd</sup> International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (ISCRAES 2024)
June 25-28, 2024| In-person | Dublin, Ireland | Source | The 3rd International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (ISCRAES 2024) aims to address the pressing challenges of clima
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5<sup>th</sup> Global Food Security Conference: Towards equitable, sustainable and resilient food systems
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The 2<sup>nd</sup> Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy Water and Environment Systems (AP SDEWES)
April 2-5, 2024| Hybrid | Gold Coast, Australia | Source | The 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems (AP SDEWES) aims to address the fundamen
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About the Project
The imperative transformation of agricultural and food systems towards intelligence and low carbon emissions is essential for realizing the dual Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of ensuring food security and mitigating the impacts of climate change. The Smart and Net-Zero Project, meticulously crafted within a 4-year framework spanning from 2023 to 2026, has been strategically devised to fortify international collaboration within the Asian Pacific region. Our mission is to promote sustainable agri-food systems that prioritize health, safety, and the attainment of net-zero carbon emissions, achieved through effective knowledge management, extensive information sharing, and the development of international networks.

Key Thematic Topics:

Our project centers around key thematic areas, each playing a crucial role in realizing our vision:

    • Reducing GHG Emissions: Methods that curb greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production and food systems.
    • Increasing Carbon Sink: Methods that enhance carbon sequestration in agricultural soils (yellow carbon), forest/ grassland/ wetland (green carbon) and coastal ecosystem (blue carbon) and thus aiding in the fight against climate change.
    • Leveraging ICT for Sustainable Agrifood Systems: The integration of information and communication technology to promote sustainability within agriculture and food systems.
    • GHG Emission Measurements, Carbon Pricing, and Offset Mechanisms: The development of tools and mechanisms for emissions measurement, carbon pricing implementation, and the establishment of offset mechanisms within sustainable agrifood systems.
    • Incentive-based approach for GHG emission reduction: Strategies and policies to incentivize emission reductions within sustainable agrifood systems.

Our Activities:

    • Establishing an Information Platform: Creating an information hub dedicated to collecting and disseminating the latest developments related to our thematic areas. This platform serves as a valuable resource for all stakeholders.
    • Forming an International Consortium: Bringing together experts and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to facilitate knowledge sharing, exchange experiences, and explore collaborative opportunities.
    • Organizing International Workshops: Convene international workshops in (conferences, forum, round table and field trip) in Asia-Pacific countries, providing a platform for in-depth discussions on emerging issues and fostering innovative solutions.
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Funding and Implementation:

The Ministry of Agriculture in Taiwan (ROC) is our funding partner. Implementation of this vital initiative is overseen by the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region (FFTC). Additionally, we are honored to engage experts from governments, private sectors, research institutes, and universities, ensuring a rich tapestry of knowledge and expertise.

Join us on this transformative journey towards a smarter, low-carbon future for agriculture and food systems. Together, we can make a substantial impact on food security and climate change mitigation, paving the way for a more sustainable world. 
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