DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – For the first time ever, the crucial role of food and agriculture in tackling the climate crisis took center stage at COP28. Recognizing that food production, distribution, and consumption contribute to roughly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, stakeholders from across sectors joined forces to address this critical issue.
Leading the charge was Nestlé, a global food company and founding member of the COP28 Action Agenda on Regenerative Landscapes. This agenda represents a landmark commitment to collaborate and support farmers adopting regenerative practices, fostering climate-friendly agriculture that restores and enhances nature.
“At Nestlé, regenerative agriculture is a cornerstone of our net-zero roadmap,” stated Rob Cameron, the company’s Global Head of Public Affairs. “As a single entity, we can make a positive difference, but the cross-sector collaboration fostered at COP28 is a game changer.”
Beyond Nestlé, private sector participants, farmers, civil society organizations, financiers, and local government representatives also pledged their support to the Action Agenda. This broad coalition will work together to coordinate and scale up efforts towards sustainable and resilient food production and agriculture.