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COP28 food security
  • Analysts observe numerous loopholes in global climate talks, with a failure to address glaring food security concerns.
  • Financial commitments for food systems remain low, affecting implementation, and leaving millions of people hungry.
  • Agriculture accounts for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.

For the very first time, food systems were finally discussed at the just-ended COP28 in Dubai late last year, but analysts are up in arms, asking if it's a 'too little, too late' scenario.

“Given the profound impact of agricultural practices and food consumption patterns on our planet's health, this attention is long overdue,” notes the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) in its review of the COP28 outcome.

Better late than never, so “though the talks' long overdue focus on food and agriculture ultimately disappointed, it provides a starting point for future action and advocacy.”

COP28 was held in Dubai late last year, and while there…

The Royal Family

In a world grappling with the urgency of climate action, the UK has long been a beacon of progress in environmental policy. However, the European country appears to be taking a perplexing step in the opposite direction.

In his maiden speech on 07 November 2023, King Charles III unveiled his intention to further dilute environmental protection regulations. This motive was initiated by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. In the plan, the moratorium on North Sea oil and gas extraction, lifted by Sunak in July, is set to be followed by a new law that mandates annual issuance of oil and gas drilling licenses in the North Sea. Sunak government’s argument revolves around protecting jobs, lowering dependence on foreign fuel, and enhancing energy security.…