Background Resource: Climate & Food – Introduction

Climate change is big, scary, and happening faster than predicted.

Based on data from Canada’s National Inventory on GHG Emissions and many research studies both globally and locally, there is evidence that food and agriculture must be incorporated into the suite of policies and programs that federal and provincial governments have implemented to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Canada has managed to stabilize GHG emissions, but we are still far from the reductions necessary to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

Importantly, bringing food and agriculture into the climate conversation also opens up a much-needed opportunity for individuals and communities to have more avenues to make substantive changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—helping to shift the climate change conversation from abstract to tangible, inadequate to meaningful.

Learn about how we are changing the narrative in this climate and food backgrounder.

Return to the Resources