The Role of Agriculture at COP22

The 22nd Conference of Parties, or COP22, draws to a close today in Marrakesh, Morocco. The Marrakesh conference focused on international climate action following the Paris climate agreement. One aspect of climate change receiving major attention at a COP meeting for the first time is its effects on agriculture. Climate change poses a significant threat to global food security, and the problem is expected to be worse in developing countries. In addition, unsustainable agricultural practices are a significant contributor to climate change. This makes agriculture vital to address, both from a mitigation and adaptation standpoint. 

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