To catalyze greater investment in agricultural R&D and innovation, the United States and UAE, with support from other nations, announced plans to launch the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate).
The goal of ‘AIM for Climate’ is to speed up research and development (R&D) on agriculture in support of climate action.
“The United States is proud to be pioneering the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate initiative along with the United Arab Emirates and several other supportive partners,” said U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.
“I was impressed by the ingenuity being applied to food and climate challenges during my recent trip to the UAE, and know that we all stand to benefit by sharing best practices and raising innovation ambition when it comes to climate-smart agriculture. AIM for Climate can serve as a unique platform for cooperation among many countries on these shared challenges,” Kerry added.
Reportedly, the mission will be advanced at the UN Food Systems Summit scheduled to take place in September 2021 and launched at COP26 in November 2021.
The mission, once officially launched, will help raise global ambition and underpin more transformative climate action in all countries.