Absa AgriTrends 2022


There is increasing evidence that agriculture is a key contributor to the environmental issues of our time. These include a loss of biodiversity, water and soil pollution, and the emission of greenhouse gasses. The latter is also the cause of what is colloquially referred to as global warming and although consumer and investor pressures are mounting to address the broader problems related to Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues, the climate agenda has played center stage in this. This section, therefore, deals with climate change. More specifically, we consider how it is defined and regulated and what the risks and opportunities associated with it are for South African agricultural producers. What it could mean for South African agriculture in the future


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