At meetings and events throughout the COP26 in Glasgow, Secretary Vilsack highlighted USDA partnerships and initiatives that put agriculture, forestry and rural communities at the center of global solutions to the climate crisis.
The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate now has the support of 30 nations, as well as the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom’s COP26 Presidency
In the leadup to the United Nations Food Systems Summit, U.S. government officials took part in the Pre-Summit Ministerial meeting in Rome July 26-28, building coalitions and seeking solutions to end hunger and poverty and build more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems.
Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh will lead the U.S. delegation to the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome July 26-28, working to build coalitions and consensus around priorities including food security and nutrition, climate change, and equity and inclusion.
Led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States is joining a global coalition focused on improving the nutrition, health, and education of vulnerable children and adolescents worldwide.
The Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate will increase and accelerate global innovation research and development on agriculture and food systems in support of climate action.