Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change in Agriculture

Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change in Agriculture

Climate Focus and California Environmental Associates have co-authored Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change in Agriculture: Recommendations for Philanthropy, a report commissioned by the Climate and Land Use Alliance. We highlight twelve key strategies with more specific interventions for philanthropy — led by reduced global beef consumption, reduced food waste and better farm nutrient management and production — that can deliver big climate wins while maintaining food security and building resilience. It dispels the notion that productivity and sustainability cannot work hand in hand.


  1. Bloomberg (USA): Eating Less Beef Seen Way for Farming to Cut EmissionsSelected online pick-up, Bloomberg BusinessWeek (USA)
  2. ClimateWire (USA): Changing eating habits may not be the easiest route to cutting farm emissions -- study  
  3. Environmental Leader (USA): Changes to Agriculture Practices Could Slash Emissions Up to 90%
  4. *Estado de Minas (Brazil): Relatório sugere medidas para aumentar a produção agrícola e proteger a natureza
  5. Galileo (Italy): Così l'agricoltura diventa più sostenibile
  6. *Greenfudge (Belgium):  Ikea Launches New Greener Meatballs To Reduce CO2 Emissions
  7. Huffington Post (USA): Recent Study Says Vegetarian Diet Significantly Reduces Carbon Emissions
  8. HuffPost Live (USA): Josh Zepps interviews Charlotte Streck on April 25, 2014
  9. *Live Trading News (USA): Eating Less Beef Could Cut Farming Emissions Dramatically
  10. (USA): The beef with beef: how 12 strategies could drastically cut agricultural emissions
  11. National Journal (USA): What the U.S. and China Have in Common When It Comes to Steak and Climate Change
  13. Newsweek (USA): Fixing Farming Without Breaking Food
  14. Outside (USA): A 12-Step Approach for Big Agriculture
  15. * (Italy): CO2: per abbattere le emissioni cominciamo dall'agricoltura
  16. RedOrbit (USA): Eating Less Red Meat, Reducing Food Waste Would Reduce Agricultural CO2 Emissions
  17. Responding to Climate Change (UK): Halving meat consumption offers ‘significant’ climate benefits
  18. Reuters AlertNet (UK): Healthier, more efficient food systems could slash farm emissions - study
  19. Softpedia (Romania): Carbon Emissions from Agriculture Could Drop by 50-90% by 2030
  20. Xinhua (China): Eating less beef could dramatically cut farming emissions: report
  21. *4th Estate (USA): Cutting carbon emissions with a better agriculture
  22. Press Release Pick-up

Release Date

April 2014


Charlotte Streck
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Franziska Haupt
Managing Partner

Other Authors

Amy Dickie (California Environmental Associates)
Alex Dolginow (California Environmental Associates)
Monika Zurek