Transforming rice farming through regenerative production to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The global food system is responsible for between 20-30% of greenhouse gas emissions. How can we produce rice, a food staple eaten by over half the world’s population — in a way that uses fewer resources and regenerates nature? More and more farmers around the world are adopting an agroecological approach called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), which reduces water use, methane production, and the use of chemicals, while providing better yields and reducing labour for rice farmers.
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Harnessing water innovation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Water is vital to our existence. It is no doubt that we need water to live, and it is expected that demand for water will only increase as our population grows. But can we meet this demand while ensuring that we reach our carbon emission targets in the future? The water sector contributes to about 2% of greenhouse gas emissions, and while this is not significantly large, it is still a meaningful amount.

AECOM’s Scott Dunn, Chief Strategy Officer, Asia, and Beverley Stinson, Chief Executive, Global Business Line ‒ Water, join this discussion at the Singapore International Water Week 2022. They explore innovative and smart solutions on how we can potentially reduce carbon emissions in the water sector for a future with more water and less carbon.

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