How is LEAF involved in COP26? Our aims, contributions, commitments and actions. Also, find out how LEAF Education are working with Sainsbury's to help teachers educate students about food, farming and the environment.LEAF Education and COP26
With COP26 occurring in Glasgow, LEAF has the opportunity to take this message to world leaders to help address some of the big targets and ambitions that will be discussed.
The message is clear that we need to work together to adapt and protect communities and natural environments across the globe. With over 30 years of legacy, LEAF has strong building blocks to inspire and enable farmers to be the driving force of change, shaping the future of more sustainable farming. Through LEAF’s vision and mission, we support the delivery of positive action for the climate inspiring more circular approaches to farming and food systems. Together this will enable us to tackle the climate crisis with collaboration between farmers, scientists, governments, environmentalists, businesses, the food industry, teachers, young people and civil society.
1. Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century.
To deliver on these stretching targets, countries will need to:
2. Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
The climate has always changed and it will continue to do so even as we reduce emissions, with devastating effects.
At COP26 we need to work together to enable and encourage countries affected by climate change to:
3. Mobilise finance
To deliver on the first two goals, developed countries must make good on their promise to mobilise at least $100bn in climate finance per year by 2020.
International financial institutions must play their part and we need work towards unleashing the trillions in private and public sector finance required to secure global net zero.
4. Work together to deliver change
We can only rise to the challenges of the climate crisis by working together.
At COP26 we must:
LEAF is attending COP26 with ‘observer status’, allowing access to the room as decisions are made, giving us the opportunity to highlight our ambitions and promote the great work of our farmers and members. And, with Sainsbury’s, we are also showcasing some of our education work.
In addition, LEAF are involved with the work of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) around their global standard for Nature-based Solution (NbS). As part of this ongoing work, we are working towards being recognised by the IUCN standard for NbS and making a pledge to the Bonn challenge, “a global goal to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030”.
LEAF has signed up to Race to Zero to reduce our emissions, encouraging our members and other companies to do the same.
LEAF is committed to work with the Bonn Challenge as a Non-State Actor to produce case studies practical approaches to restore landscapes on farm.
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