Ÿnsect announced yesterday that it has raised €110 million through a variety of investors based in France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore. The EIT Climate-KIC supported company manufactures insect products used to make pet food, as well as ingredients for aquaculture and plants.
WINnERS, an agricultural supply chain de-risking service supported by EIT Climate-KIC, has secured over €1.5 million in funding from the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) combined.
Interview with UN FAO's Jorge Fonseca, Programme Adviser of Food Systems Strategic Programme at Food and Agriculuture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Next week in Paris, the Agrisource project team will hold its European Workshop. Its purpose is to share experience between participants on collaboration to advance innovation in climate-smart agriculture.
At COP24 in Katowice this week, EIT Climate-KIC, the Gold Standard, the Science Based Targets initiative, Danone, Mars and Livelihoods Fund released a suite of new solutions to remove barriers to addressing corporate value chain emissions, under the banner of “Value Change.”
EIT Climate-KIC backed initiative Cool Farm Tool has launched an updated 2.0 web version with new livestock module and metrics
Financing climate adaptation took centre-stage at Day 2 of EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit in Dublin in November.
We have just “11 more harvests” within which we must transition our global agrifood and land-use systems by 2030, said Marion Verles, CEO of the Gold Standard Foundation, kicking off the breakout session on landscape finance at EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit in Dublin.
When considering how to scale EU climate innovation, safeguarding the planet, and future-proofing our economies and financial systems ”we have to talk about agriculture", said EU Commissioner for Energy Union and Climate
Our team presented at a UNFCCC Adaptation Committee Workshop on fostering engagement of the agri-food sector on climate resilience (30/10/18, Geneva, Switzerland - Workshop 8, 11:00-12:30). EIT Climate-KIC’s Deputy Director of Sustainable Land Use Pan Pan and Portfolio Manager Catherine Laurent-Polz will host a workshop session to address the current agri-food landscape and the implementation of climate adaptation strategies based on the experience of our flagship programme CSA Booster + Food innovation portfolio.
On World Food Day (16 October 2018), EIT Climate-KIC is proud to highlight its collaboration with Project X. Project X is a WWF-founded corporate accelerator which helps organisations adopt sustainable innovations in their supply chains.
Soils are an enormous reservoir of carbon containing nearly twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. Preventing soil carbon from entering the atmosphere is essential for climate mitigation efforts and sustainable development.
On 24 September 2018, the University of Reading, EIT Climate-KIC and other CSA Booster partners, launched the world’s first MOOC on climate-smart agriculture in three additional languages: German, French and Chinese, to reach thousands more students in geographies impacted by climate change. The 10-hour, three-week course is free and available to anyone with an internet connection. It features some of Europe’s leading CSA experts and institutions and offers practical insights into the dairy and viticulture sectors.
Harvesting opportunities for health, wealth and climate stability in regenerative agriculture.
Swiss sustainability consultancy Quantis has launched a two-year project, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, to develop a commodity monitoring tool that, for the first time ever, will determine the spatially-sensitive geo-footprint of major commodities by converging Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) datasets with spatial data from geographic information systems (GIS) – an innovation that could significantly improve the sustainablility of commodity supply chains around the globe.
Innovation Review speaks to Dr Marie Dittmann, formerly of University of Reading, who created our massive open online course (MOOC) ‘The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture’. It launches in German, French and Chinese for the first time on 24 September 2018.
EIT Climate-KIC help launch new EIRA (Environmental Impact Reporting for Agriculture) initiative to help agri-businesses and investors benchmark and boost environmental performance across complex agricultural supply chains.
EIT Climate-KIC is to launch an ambitious forestry innovation programme combining bio-economy, conservation and sequestration approaches to help deliver European mitigation targets. Like CSA Booster, the programme will be developed and delivered under EIT Climate-KIC's Sustainable Land Use theme.
Our CSA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) 'The Future of Farming' developed by the University of Reading on FutureLearn runs again from 5th March 2018. Over 5,000 participants have already taken the course since it launched in January, 2017. It will be made available in French, German and Chinese from 2018.
EIT Climate-KIC's CSA Booster is one of 228 initiatives currently registered on UNEP’s Climate Initiatives Platform.