Category: Agriculture

Land-use change related to agriculture accounts for over 70% of tropical deforestation and roughly 25% of all GHG emissions. A major driver of these impacts is the widespread failure on the part of governments to implement green fiscal policies, e.g. reform of harmful subsidies, worth an average of USD 705 billion annually between 2016 and 2018 in the sector.

90% of global farm subsidies damage people and planet, says UN

Almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found. This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, many of whom are women, according to the UN agencies.

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