The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations organisation, aims at providing policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its effects and potential hazards, as well as strategies for adaptation and mitigation.
IPCC has produced five comprehensive Assessment Reports (AR) and several Special Reports on topics related to climate change. The last comprehensive Assessment Report, AR5, was released in 2014 and concluded that the impact of humans on the climate system is evident: the more we alter our environment, the greater the risk and widespread, irreversible effects we are exposed to.
IPCC is now working on its Sixth Assessment cycle (AR6), expected to be finalized in the second semester of 2022. On 4 April 2022, the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the IPCC Working Group III report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of climate change was published, providing an updated assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, examining the sources of global emissions.
Click HERE to read ProTerra´s compilation of key passages from this summary report, that are important for understanding the state of the agriculture industry and other closely related areas, such as deforestation.
The ProTerra Foundation is aware of how much work needs to be done in the agriculture sector to cut emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. We believe it is fundamental to produce food sustainably and, in the long term, lessen the effects of climate change on food security.