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Compassion responds to COP27 outcomes

Press Release Section Icon 11/21/2022

Compassion in World Farming has welcomed news that progress has been made on the much-needed Sharm-el-Sheikh joint work on implementation of climate action on agriculture and food security. However, the international NGO is disappointed that world leaders failed to take the opportunity to more broadly acknowledge food systems as a whole.

A delegation from Compassion in World Farming attended COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh and co-hosted the Food4Climate Pavilion with more than 20 other NGOs and organizations. The team hosted and spoke at a number of side events and took part in discussions to highlight the vital yet overlooked climate and nature impacts of industrial livestock production and the need to transform our global food system to tackle the climate crisis.

The international NGO also announced, at COP27, the launch of the development of a major new global movement called End of the Line for Factory Farming. Backed by individuals, forward-thinking businesses, NGOs and celebrities, this new campaign aims to harness international support for a global agreement on food and farming around a multi-language online petition.

Debbie Tripley, Global Director of Campaigns and Advocacy, Compassion in World Farming, said:

“Industrial animal agriculture is not only the biggest cause of animal cruelty, it’s damaging our health and destroying our planet. Without ending factory farming and transforming our global food system, it will simply be impossible to tackle the climate and nature crisis. We must move away from industrial agriculture, end the over-reliance on animal proteins in high consuming populations and switch to regenerative farming that works in harmony with nature.

“Despite progress being made in increasing the prominence of food at COP27, the fact that it is not at the top of the agenda is a missed opportunity; this is the one sector that contributes one third of all greenhouse gas emissions. What’s needed is action, and fast, if we are to meet our climate and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“We need to call time on factory farming – without this we cannot achieve our global commitments and that’s why we urgently need a fair transition to more regenerative, higher welfare, nature-friendly agriculture.”


Ronnika A. McFall, APR
Media Relations Manager
Compassion in World Farming USA


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