Renewable energy for agri-food systems: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement
In 2021, the United Nations Secretary-General will convene the Food Systems Summit to advance dialogue and action towards transforming the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food guided by the overarching vision of a fairer, more sustainable world. This report examines the role of renewable energy used in food chain to advance energy and food security as well as climate action towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. While energy has a key enabling role in food system transformation and innovation in agriculture, its current use is unsustainable because of the high dependence on fossil fuels and frequent access to energy in developing countries. The challenge is to disconnect fossil fuel use from food system transformation without hampering food security.
|Organization||Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)|
|Type of resource||Studies and reports|
|Year of Release||2021|