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  • 12 November 2022

    Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate Launches AI – Machine Learning Pitch Competition at COP27

    Saturday, 12th November 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh, EGYPT: This week at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties 27 (COP27), the United States and the United Arab Emirates led initiative, Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), emphasized their commitment to increased investment in climate-smart agricultural and food systems innovation through the announcement of the AIM for Climate Grand Challenge: Leveraging the Power of AI and Machine-Learning.

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  • 12 November 2022

    United States to host AIM for Climate Summit in 2023 to Increase and Accelerate Investment in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems Innovation

    Saturday, 12th November 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh, EGYPT: United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today that the United States will host the AIM for Climate Summit on May 8-10, 2023, in Washington, DC, bringing together partners to increase and accelerate investment in and support for climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation . Supported by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, this premier global event, exclusively for AIM for Climate partners, will provide a game-changing platform to raise ambition, build collaborations, and share knowledge on innovative solutions in the lead-up to COP28 in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • 12 November 2022 www.usda.gov

    USDA Highlights AIM for Climate Accomplishments, Announces 2023 Plans

    Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Nov. 12, 2022 – At the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) this week, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack highlighted key accomplishments of the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) in driving climate action by increasing investment and worldwide support for climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation.

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  • 11 November 2022

    Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate doubles investment, triples innovation sprints and partners and previews road ahead at COP27

    Friday, 11th November 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh, EGYPT: The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), a global initiative launched last November at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) by the United Arab Emirates and the United States, today announced a doubling of increased investments by partners in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation and a tripling of innovation sprints and partners since launch of the initiative at COP26. With the support of over 275 government and non-government partners, AIM for Climate announced an increased investment of more than $8 billion, up from $4 billion at COP26, representing a doubling of investments.

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  • 21 February 2022 USDA.gov

    United States Advances Agricultural Innovation at Inaugural AIM for Climate Ministerial

    At the first Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) ministerial meeting in Dubai today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack underscored the importance of joint international action and investment in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation, calling on AIM for Climate partners to continue on their ambitious path towards addressing global climate change and hunger challenges.

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  • 21 February 2022 MOCCAE.gov.ae

    AIM for Climate Seeks to Double Investment in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems Innovation by COP27

    The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), a global initiative led by the UAE and the US with the support of over 140 government and non-government partners, announced a new target to raise investment commitments from US$4 billion, pledged upon its launch in 2021, to US$8 billion by the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

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  • 13 November 2021 whitehouse.gov

    FACT SHEET: Renewed U.S. Leadership in Glasgow Raises Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis

    On day one at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), President Joe Biden made clear that Glasgow must raise global ambition during this decisive decade of climate action to preserve our shared future. The President reiterated that tackling the climate crisis requires the whole of society – communities, businesses, states, local governments, Tribal nations and nations around the world – to come together to deliver economic prosperity, peace, and security.

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  • 02 November 2021 USDA.gov

    USDA: Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate

    On November 2, at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the United States and United Arab Emirates officially launched the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) alongside 31 countries and over 48 non-government partners. In remarks at the World Leaders Summit, President Biden announced that the United States intends to mobilize $1 billion in investment in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over five years (2021-2025).

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  • 02 November 2021 whitehouse.gov

    Remarks by President Biden at “Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment” Event

    We don’t just want to innovate in the industrial sector, the agricultural sector also has a vital role to play. As stewards of the land, our farmers belong on the frontlines of the climate fight. And together with the United Arab Emirates, I’m proud to announce the launch of the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate — AIM for Climate. This is something we first proposed at my Leaders’ Summit on Climate. Over the last six months, we’ve worked for more than — with more than 75 partners to catalyze public and private investment in climate-smart agriculture and food system innovation. Today, along with 75 partners, we’re going to launch a $4 billion initial investment globally. And the United States is planning to mobilize $1 billion of that $4 billion over the next five years. And I invite all of you to join us in working to double the investment by the time we meet at COP27.

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  • 23 September 2021 prnewswire.com

    Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate Supporters Triple Following Preview at Leaders Summit on Climate

    The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), a major initiative to transform the global agricultural sector, announced the support of 12 new countries, as well as the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The announcement took place as part of the United Nations Food Systems Summit in New York.

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  • 23 September 2021 whitehouse.gov

    Biden-⁠Harris Administration Commit to End Hunger and Malnutrition and Build Sustainable Resilient Food Systems

    The United States is committed to developing innovative, inclusive, science-based, and creative solutions to food systems transformation. It is committed to leveraging the power of well-functioning markets at the local and international levels to bolster food security and sustainable food systems by expanding income opportunities, stabilizing food supply and prices, reducing food loss and waste, and improving dietary diversity and nutrition.

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  • 23 April 2021 state.gov

    Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate

    At President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate on April 23, 2021, the United States and United Arab Emirates, with endorsement from the United Kingdom’s COP 26 Presidency, and with support from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, and Uruguay, announced plans to launch the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate).

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  • 23 April 2021 usda.gov

    Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate - USDA

    At President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate on April 23, 2021, the United States and United Arab Emirates, with endorsement from the United Kingdom’s COP 26 Presidency, and with support from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, and Uruguay, announced plans to launch the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate).

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  • 23 April 2021 www.whitehouse.gov

    FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

    On Day One, President Biden fulfilled his commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement. Days later, he took executive actions to ensure we tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad – all while creating jobs and strengthening our economy. This week, he held a historic summit with 40 world leaders to show that America is back.

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      11 Nov 2022 - Bill Wright Founder of Enterprise Neurosystem on the AIM for Climate AI Challenge to accelerate climate solutions
      11 Nov 2022 - Mr Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture of European Commission, introduces their climate pledges with AIM for Climate.
      11 Nov 2022 - Damien O’Connor, Honourable Minister of Agriculture of New Zealand, on their support for AIM for Climate
      11 Nov 2022 - Mr Andrew Metcalfe, Secretary of Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on collaborating with AIM for Climate
      11 Nov 2022 - Gerard A. Manley of ofi on AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint “The Environmental and Economic Power of Climate-smart Agriculture”.
      11 Nov 2022 - Jean Claude Rubyogo of PABRA discusses AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint “Innovative and Impact-oriented Delivery of Climate-resilient Bean Varieties by African Research Networks”.
      11 Nov 2022 - Diana Horvath of 2Blades on AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint “Capturing Plant Diversity with New Tools to Accelerate Deployment of Climate-smart Legumes with Improved Disease Resistance”.
      11 Nov 2022 - Craig Ratajczyk of Crop One Holdings on “Growing a More Sustainable Global Food System through Vertical Farming Technology” with AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint. 
      11 Nov 2022 - Jordan McFarlen CEO of Cultivator on the inspiration behind AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint “Agtech Accelerator: Cultivating Canadian Agtech.”
      11 Nov 2022 - Karsten Temme of Pivot Bio discusses AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint “Accelerating Synthetic Nitrogen Reductions with Nitrogen-Producing Microbes.”
      11 Nov 2022 - AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint the IBM Sustainability Accelerator, leverages IBM technologies and expertise to accelerate climate-smart agriculture solutions.
      21 Jun 2022 - An Exclusive Preview of AIM for Climate's Newest Innovation Tool
      9 Jun 2022 - Sustainable Livestock Solutions Webinar
      31 May 2022 - CGIAR Research to End Hunger by 2030 Webinar
      18 May 2022 - Scaling Up Feed Additives & Evidence for Impact Webinar
      11 May 2022 - AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint: Agroecological Research Webinar
      27 April 2022 - AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint: Smallholder Farmers in Low- & Middle-Income Countries Webinar
      26 April 2022 - ClimateShot Convention: Opportunities to advance the Agriculture Breakthrough
      13 April 2022 - AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint: Emerging Technologies Webinar
      31 March 2022 - AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint: Methane Reduction Webinar
      15 March 2022 - AIM for Climate: Outlook for 2022 Webinar
      AIM for Climate at the Food, Agriculture & Livelihoods Business Forum - Expo 2020 Dubai
      AgTech – Global Deployment for Sustainable Development: An FP Virtual Dialogue
      David Livingston, Senior Advisor to U.S. Climate Envoy, at the CSIS: Food Tech and Climate-Smart Agriculture event
      H.E. Mariam Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, speaks to CNBC about AIM for Climate
      'AIM for Climate - Moment of Reflection' at ADSW Summit 2022
      US Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, COP26
      U.S. Secretary Thomas Vilsack shares more about AIM for Climate at FP Virtual Summit: Food+
      "This is the beginning of a new chapter," says Secretary Thomas Vilsack at the US Center, COP26.
      UN Foundation's Elizabeth Cousens addresses the interdependence of our food and climate challenges at the US Center, COP26.
      "We need to talk about soil just as much as we talk about oil," says UAE Minister HE Mariam Almheiri at the US Center COP26.
      "Two-thirds of the world's rural poor depend on agriculture for food and livelihoods," says USAID Administrator Samantha Power at the US Center, COP26.
      "Farmers want to be a part of the solution as we combat climate change," says U.S. Senator Robert Casey at the US Center, COP26.
      U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry speaks to Thomas Friedman about AIM for Climate at The New York Times Climate Hub.
      AIM for Climate announced eight Innovation Sprints at COP26 to fasttrack climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation.
      Patrice Louvet, CEO & President of Ralph Lauren Corporation, shares more about the mission behind the Innovation Sprint - The U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund.
      FAO Director General Qu Dongyu speaks about FAO's role as an AIM for Climate Knowledge Partner.
      Introducing AIM for Climate with UAE Minister H.E. Mariam Almheiri and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at the UAE Pavilion, COP26.
      Agriculture is critical to catalyze a green revolution for Africa, says Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Raychelle Omamo at COP26
      Bill Gates talks about the increased focus on climate adaptation and innovation at the Atlantic Council's 'Paving the way for climate innovation' event at COP26
      U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry at the Atlantic Council's Paving the Way with Climate Innovation event at COP26
      AIM for Climate's Government Partners on the urgent need for increased investments in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation.
      U.S. President Biden Announces the Launch of AIM for Climate at COP26
      Bill Gates states Gates Foundation's support for AIM for Climate at COP26
      US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks to CNN about AIM for Climate
      UAE Minister of Climate Change & Environment H.E. Mariam Almheirispeaks to CNN about the interrelationship between food systems and climate change
      The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation joins AIM for Climate at UNFSS 2021
      New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern invites other countries to join AIM for Climate at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
      Ambassador Power & Secretary Vilsack Pre-recorded Message for UN Food Systems Summit
      UN Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit
      Inside the Leaders Summit on Climate Change
      Farmers on the Frontier of Climate Change: An FP Virtual Dialogue
      Preview at Leaders Summit on Climate Change