DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 21, 2022 – On the first Agriculture Innovation Mission for Local weather (AIM for Local weather) ministerial assembly in Dubai right this moment, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack underscored the significance of joint worldwide motion and funding in climate-smart agriculture and meals programs innovation, calling on AIM for Local weather companions to proceed on their bold path in direction of addressing international local weather change and starvation challenges.
Secretary Vilsack and Her Excellency Mariam Almheiri, the UAE Minister of Local weather Change and Setting, led the assembly of greater than 30 authorities officers who gathered formally for the primary time since AIM for Local weather formally launched in November 2022 on the 26th United Nations Local weather Change Convention in Glasgow, Scotland. At the moment, AIM for Local weather companions introduced $4 billion in elevated funding from public- and private-sector companions for climate-smart agriculture and meals programs innovation. Right now, companions set a aim of doubling that funding to $8 billion by November 2022 on the 27th United Nations Local weather Change Convention (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
AIM for Local weather welcomed seven new authorities companions – Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, the European Fee, Guyana, Mozambique, Turkey – bringing the overall to 40. Collectively, these authorities companions present the essential basis of the initiative via their capacity to extend public funding in climate-smart agriculture and meals programs innovation. Non-government companions, together with companies and philanthropies, are constructing on the inspiration via “Innovation Sprints,” that are investments in particular, expedited actions that handle AIM for Local weather goals. With the latest addition of the IBM Sustainability Accelerator, there are actually 9 innovation sprints underway.
“AIM for Local weather authorities companions right this moment demonstrated their robust dedication to work collectively to shut the funding hole in climate-smart agriculture and meals programs innovation, wanted to deal with the dual challenges of world starvation and the local weather disaster,” stated Secretary Vilsack. “We’re pleased with the big selection of AIM for Local weather companions working to ship impactful options for all individuals. AIM for Local weather seeks to increase its community even farther with new members from throughout the globe. The US seems ahead to welcoming all AIM for Local weather companions to Washington, D.C., within the spring of 2023 for the AIM for Local weather Summit to evaluate our progress and chart out the necessary work forward.”
In Dubai, AIM for Local weather introduced 4 focal areas for 2022 Innovation Sprints to be launched at COP27: smallholder farmers in low- and middle-income international locations, methane discount, rising applied sciences and agroecological analysis. As well as, AIM for Local weather introduced one other path for companion involvement: “AIM for Local weather Ideations.” The Ideations will focus on perception sharing, collaboration, institutional capability constructing, demonstration and deployment of agricultural improvements that help AIM for Local weather goals.
For extra details about AIM for Local weather, please go to aimforclimate.org.
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