More about Objective 3.0
All told, more than 15 percent of the entire emissions emergency, around 9 gigatons a year, can be attributed directly to our food system—to industrial farming, livestock (especially beef cattle), rice production, and emissions from fertilizers and food waste.
To reach net zero, we must change agriculture and our food system from the ground up.
By 2050, the global population will expand to nearly 10 billion people, up from 7 billion today. A larger middle class will boost demand for proteins. For everyone to have enough to eat, we’ll need to produce up to 60 percent more calories than in 2010.
To meet the world’s needs and at the same time cut agricultural emissions, we must tackle all five of these sources of greenhouse gases.