The Global Alliance for the Future of Food recently released a toolkit to help countries adopt a food systems approach to climate change through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

“We are seeking to get all governments to recognize and start to act on the opportunity to use food systems transformation to bring emissions down,” Patty Fong, Program Director of Climate and Health & Well-being at The Global Alliance, tells Food Tank.

The toolkit is for policymakers, climate advisors, and other stakeholders. It contains a summary report, 14 country assessments, an assessment framework, and case studies. The Global Alliance aims to showcase the opportunities for governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through food systems transformation and reap additional health, environmental, and social benefits.

“There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach,” Fong explains. “Our toolkit includes a framework that any country can use to assess the gaps and opportunities for including food systems transformation in its own climate plans, enabling decision-makers to account for their local context and needs.”

NDCs represent each country’s efforts to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. NDCs also serve to track global progress on climate goals. The Global Alliance designed the Assessment Framework to help policymakers and policy advocates identify opportunities for food systems.

Read the full article about food systems and climate change by Elizabeth Rhoads at Food Tank.