The Australian Government has voted in legislation that includes a 43% emission reduction target by 2030. This is a substantial breakthrough and reflects the views of a new make-up in Parliament - as well as the will of the people and their recent vote. Meanwhile in the US a Bill involving $369 Billion on environmental and energy initiatives looks set to pass, thanks to Senator Joe Manchin changing his mind.
The Australian legislation comes after 10 years of climate inaction. However the US Bill will be a pacesetter for the rest of the world.
Participants in the World-wide food chain—including farmers, agribusinesses,
processors, and distributors—have made great strides in increasing
overall 'caloric availability'. However, they have not yet
overcome environmental challenges associated with food and agriculture.
In 2019 the world’s agri-food systems accounted for about 30
percent of human-caused global greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, making
them a critical focus for meeting increasingly bold climate targets.Five major shifts are needed to support the goals of 21st-century food and
agriculture: building land value, fueling the
biorevolution, eating sustainably, ESG accountability,
and taking out the waste.This McKinsey article articulates these shifts: