News Digest Item
18 Jan 2017

“Key Policy Actions for Sustainable Land and Water Use to Serve People”

T20 Task Force Towards Ending Hunger and Sustainable Agriculture

G20 countries should develop and share renewable energy innovation in water use, food and agriculture to ensure food security, according to policy recommendations by the G20 think tank network T20 Task Force Towards Ending Hunger and Sustainable Agriculture. “The food sector accounts for 30 percent of global energy consumption, and agriculture and land use change are responsible for about 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions,” the authors of a new policy brief write. One example would be the shift from thermal to solar energy for pumping groundwater for irrigation, according to the brief.

Find the full brief in English here.

For background on the summit, read the CLEW article IEA director calls on Germany to lead on climate during G20 presidency.

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