Energy

Agriculture and food systems finally on the table at COP27

23/11/2022
23/11/2022 FAO led events and hosted the Food and Agriculture Pavilion with CGIAR and the Rockefeller Foundation at the 2-week UN Climate Conference in Sharm-el Sheikh A shift towards sustainable, climate-resilient food production and consumption based on healthy diets would reduce health [...]

Amid food and climate crises, investing in sustainable food cold chains crucial

13/11/2022
Sharm el-Sheikh – As food insecurity and global warming rise, governments, international development partners and industry should invest in sustainable food cold chains to decrease hunger, provide livelihoods to communities, and adapt to climate change, the UN said today. Launched today [...]

Renewable energy for agrifood systems: how cross-sector partnerships are driving action and investments

12/11/2022
When we think of food, we don’t typically think about the energy it takes to produce it. But in fact production and agriculture consume about 30% of the world’s energy production – primarily fossil fuels. And of the total greenhouse [...]

WEBINAR: Renewable energy for agrifood systems. Assessment and mapping tools to guide decision-making

03/10/2022
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) would like to invite you to this webinar in the context of the work on Agri-food Systems, [...]

Powering Seychelles: bioenergy as a renewable solution

11/07/2022
“We are already seeing our islands disappear. That’s the reality we are facing.”In March 2022, Seychelles President Wavel Ramakalawan gave this stark warning to the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum. Highlighting the extreme vulnerability of small island developing states (SIDS) [...]

How can the production and use of bioenergy contribute to nutrition security?

25/05/2022
Nutrition security and access to modern energy are key elements of the international development agenda. Modern bioenergy is recognized as an important component of the sustainable, renewable energy mix. It is produced from organic matter, which inherently links it to [...]

How bioenergy can contribute to sustainable forests and green energy towards zero emissions

17/05/2022
 FAO, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organized last 4 May a Special session at the XV World Forestry Congress, to highlight  links between sustainable forests and sustainable bioenergy. Sustainable bioenergy plays a crucial role [...]

Forests and trees can help us recover from multiple crises, new FAO report says - State of the World’s Forests Report 2022 details three pathways we must follow to unlock their potential

02/05/2022
02/05/2022Seoul/Rome - With the world facing multiple crises including, COVID-19, conflicts, climate crisis and biodiversity loss, our forests can help us recover from their impact, but only if we step up action to unlock their potential. In a key report [...]

Energy and gender: a crucial connection

08/03/2022
Greater female empowerment can have a massive impact in terms of food security, childhood nutrition, improved educational outcomes and more sustainable food systems. Energy has a key part to play in bringing about this change. Globally women comprise over 37 percent [...]

The stakes have never been higher: IPCC releases latest report

01/03/2022
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability was approved today in a virtual session.Rome – Following two weeks of intense negotiations between governments and the authors of the IPCC Working Group [...]
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