SDG 2

 

 

Goal 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Targets of relevance for Austria in the context of meetPASS:
2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

Integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning (SDG 13.2) could affect the achievment of SDG 2 or vice versa.
Possible relationships between these two SDGs are given below.
Please read each suggested relationship/claim/hypothesis and indicate your assessment of them.

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The expansion of agrofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can create competition between human food sources.
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Increasing agricultural productivity may impact
the health of terrestrial ecosystems through expanded farm lands.

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Innovation into new technological practices, for example permaculture and aquaculture, can enable increased productivity with a reduced environmental/climate impact.
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Increasing productivity by implementing more small-scale and diverse agriculture with thoughtful integration of agroforestry and crop rotation can serve as a mitigation measure, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and restoring agricultural lands as a carbon sink.
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Taxes on meat and animal products can reduce their consumption and associated GHG emissions.
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Sustainable intensification (through a higher share of organic farming, nutrient recycling or using a higher variety on species) could outweigh negative environmental impacts.
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A balanced use of agrofuels can improve the food supply and mitigate climate change.
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Policies aiming at increasing supply chain efficiency to reduce food waste, and those aiming at higher value uses of the biogenic waste, can be a means to achieve national greenhouse gas reductions.
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