New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines

First Global Research Alliance meeting on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions held in New Zealand

Twenty-eight countries, including the Philippines, have joined together to tackle the problem of feeding the world’s growing population while limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Delegates from those countries gathered in New Zealand to start detailed planning for the research alliance.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key welcomed the delegates, noting that he was pleased to host a group that spanned all the continents and included both developed and developing countries. 

The Philippines is one of the 28 members of the Global Research Alliance that was officially launched in Copenhagen in December.

The Alliance’s aim is to tackle what Mr Key defined as “one of the defining challenges of the early 21st century”.

“The mission and purpose of the Global Research Alliance is clear: to allow more food to be produced while reducing the emissions intensity of that process.”

This week’s meetings will begin the drive towards that goal by making progress towards a structure and governance system for the Alliance, developing frameworks for the various research groups and identifying the elements of a possible future charter or terms of reference.

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