Consultations, as well as international and domestic meetings dominated the CCA’s environment & climate file in 2023. CCA submissions on important domestic policy such as the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Sustainable Agriculture Strategy, the National Biodiversity Strategy, and a new legally binding global agreement on plastics allowed the voices Canadian farmers and ranchers to be heard and emphasized the importance of beef production to the economy, to the environment, and to society.

Beyond domestic consultation, CCA was actively engaged at various international agricultural events. AIM4Climate in Washington DC brought numerous stakeholders together to catalyze and increase investment in climate smart agriculture. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) hosted the first ever global conference on sustainable livestock transformation and simultaneously held a global youth dialogue on sustainable livestock transformation. The United Nations Climate Change conference had, for the first time, a thematic day dedicated to Food, Agriculture, and Water.

2023 Highlights

Looking forward: