Washington, DC — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will travel to Europe from November 2-7, 2021. From November 2-3, Secretary Vilsack will be in Brussels, Belgium to engage with European Union policymakers, farm interests, media, and others to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to cooperation with Europe to foster more sustainable, climate-smart agricultural production systems.
From November 4-6, Secretary Vilsack will participate in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), supporting President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to combat climate change and create good-paying jobs and economic growth in the United States. Vilsack will participate in meetings and events to showcase the United States’ leadership on climate action and underscore the importance of putting agriculture, forestry and rural communities at the center of global solutions to the climate crisis.
“Climate change is happening, and it threatens to disrupt our food systems, worsen food insecurity and negatively impact the livelihoods of our agricultural producers. But at the same time, many of our farmers, ranchers and forest landowners are paving the way and demonstrating the benefits of climate-smart agricultural practices,” Vilsack said. “Now is the time for global action to address climate change. Together we can continue to lead the way with investments in science, research and climate-smart solutions that improve the profitability and resilience of producers, and improve forest health, while creating new income opportunities and building wealth that stays in rural communities.”
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More details to come.