Outcomes Environmental impacts

Food systems greenhouse gas emissions



Production based greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and F-gases) for food systems, expressed in kT CO2eq (AR5).


Food systems account for about 30% of total anthropogenic emissions. Reducing food systems emissions is crucial to reduce the impact of climate change and reach the targets of the Paris Agreement. And it is a sub-indicator of the FAO monitoring progress towards sustainable agriculture (SDG 2.4.1).