Notably, the report also calls for significant financial investments of approximately $1 billion annually for a total of $7 billion between now and 2030 to strengthen farmers and ranchers in California in their efforts in climate-resilient agriculture. (Image: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region, Public domain)
The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) has released Tools for Transformation: Cultivating Climate Resilience In 2030 and Beyond which identifies the most important actions needed to meet the state’s 2030 climate and biodiversity goals to will set California agriculture on the path to climate resilience.
CalCAN made more than 50 policy recommendations in the report centered on 4 key themes: whole-of-farm solutions, investing in people and knowledge, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and addressing systemic inequities. Tools for Transformation was developed in collaboration with over 60 subject matter experts, a panel of 16 reviewers, and numerous reports and peer-reviewed studies.
Notably, the report also calls for significant financial investments of approximately $1 billion annually for a total of $7 billion between now and 2030 to strengthen farmers and ranchers in California in their efforts in climate-resilient agriculture.
Information on the webinar and both reports can be found on the CaAgricultureClimatePlatform.Org.
“Our farms and ranches have the potential to contribute to powerful climate solutions but they lack the resources needed to rapidly scale up their efforts,” said Renata Brillinger, Executive Director of CalCAN. “This Platform outlines the investments needed for incentives, technical assistance, infrastructure and market development to combat climate change while also building a healthy, sustainable and sustainable food system and farming.”
Tools for Transformation builds on the first installment of the Platform’s report, State of the State: Examining a decade of progress in California’s agriculture climate, which summarizes the progress made by state and federal governments over the past decade to support California farmers and farmworkers in their efforts to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
Together, the two sections created a Climate Platform for California Agriculture that serves as a call to action for rapid movement toward a more climate-resilient agricultural system.
CalCAN invites policymakers, journalists and stakeholders to join this evolving dialogue. A series of webinars will be held throughout November and December to highlight some of the Platform’s solutions.