Climate Change

Climate change and agriculture are tied directly to social equity and rural development. Climate change poses enormous new challenges for food production, farmers and rural communities. IATP works at the intersection of climate and agriculture to advocate for policies and approaches that empower farmers and rural communities to develop appropriate, bottom-up solutions; reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers and communities adapt; and advances a fair and just transition toward more climate resilient, agroecological systems for farmers and rural communities. Our Rural Climate Dialogues engage rural communities to take action on climate change. 

CLARA Statement on COP26 Outcomes

IATP is part of the Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA). This year, IATP participated in CLARA’s Net Zero Files and in remote support of CLARA members in Glasgow at COP26, including on the Article 6 negotiations.

A new trade vision for a Green New Deal

The following article was originally published on Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on November 9, 2021. 

New research shows 50 year binge on chemical fertilisers must end to address the climate crisis

The rising costs of synthetic nitrogen (N) fertilisers, triggered by a spike in natural gas prices, has governments panicking about a catastrophic global food crisis. At the same time, new research shows that synthetic N fertilisers are a major driver of the climate crisis, responsible for 1 out every 40 tonnes of GHGs currently pumped into the atmosphere.

UN climate talks must prioritize strong commitments to cut real emissions by 2030, not net zero promises

MINNEAPOLIS/BERLIN—On the eve of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP26), the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) urges the United States and other governments to commit to major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, rather than weak 2050 “net zero” commitments.