The agricultural sector — a key driver of global warming — is coming under increasing pressure to cut emissions. At the upcoming COP28 climate summit, powerful agricultural companies and country allies will be pushing for investment in high-tech farming innovations. But will the solutions they are cheerleading — from “greening cattle” to “carbon farming” — really address the climate crisis and world hunger?
In the lead-up to COP28, DeSmog will scrutinize the key actors including the U.S.- and UAE-led AIM for Climate coalition, whose partners include highly polluting companies with a commercial interest in business-as-usual. And explore what other motives may lie behind agribusiness’s embrace of the green agenda.