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COP28 finally brings food to the table

In a significant shift, the UN climate summit in Dubai addressed the impact of food systems on climate change, recognizing that roughly a third of global greenhouse gas emissions result from these systems.

The conference featured a day dedicated to food and agriculture, with over 130 countries signing a declaration on sustainable agriculture.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization presented a road map emphasizing reducing methane emissions and halving food waste by 2030.

While some critics desired stronger language in the final agreement, experts noted the increased attention to food systems and hope for further progress at future climate summits.

The presence of big agriculture lobbyists raised concerns about corporate influence, but overall, there was optimism about advancing discussions on integrating food systems into climate goals.

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