Biovision presents new study at COP25

"Time for action" is the motto of the 25th World Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, which began this week. Biovision will be on site and will present its latest study at several high-profile events. The study shows how agroecology can contribute to climate protection and strengthen the resilience of agriculture to climate change.


Martin Grossenbacher, Head of Communications

The 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) taking place in Madrid from 2 to 13 December, adopted the motto "Time for action". And rightly so: the consequences of the man-made climate crisis are becoming increasingly obvious.

The consequences of climate change are especially severe for people in the global South. Irregular rainy periods, droughts, storms and floods wreck their fields, leading to harvest losses and food insecurity. 

Farmers are and will be victims because it is their fundamental production resources like soil and water that are at stake. In particular, small-scale farmers who account for around 75 percent of agricultural production in Sub-Saharan Africa face tremendous challenges due to limited resilience and diversification opportunities. 

With agroecology against climate change

Biovision has for a long time been committed to the recognition of organic agriculture as a method of reducing the causes of climate change and to its use to combat and alleviate the consequences of global warming. (see programme Agroecology against Climate Change)  

In Madrid, Fabio Leippert and Martin Herren from the Political Dialogue and Advocacy Team will show how agroecology can support climate protection and, above all, resilience against climate change. Together with the FAO and FiBL, Biovision prepared its own study this year. This study will be presented for the first time to international representatives of governments, NGOs and civil society at several events in Madrid.

New study supports Biovision’s approach 

The study convincingly demonstrates how agroecology can contribute to climate protection and climate change resilience. Closing natural resource loops and improving soil health can greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, agroecology increases the strength and resilience of smallholder systems and agricultural operations, particularly by increasing diversity and by relying upon natural synergies.

The study also examined the extent to which agroecology is already anchored in national and international politics, as well as where potential lies for politically strengthening agroecology as a measure against climate change.

The "Technical Paper" will be available online on December 6.


What does agroecology have to do with climate change?  What does resilience to climate change mean? We explain the connections in this infographics:

 

Infographic Agroecology against Climate Change
Click on the image to view and download the infographics.

Une semaine à la COP25

Reportage Illustré par Johan Billy du REFEDD

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