Global Landscapes Forum : How to feed 9 billion people without destroying forests and the climate?
A Communication of the Global Landscapes Forum
Some potential news leads relating to the upcoming UN climate change conference, COP19, in Warsaw next month.
The Global Landscapes Forum is also on in Warsaw, during the middle weekend of COP19 proceedings, 16 - 17 November.
Organisers of the event -- forestry and agricultural research giants CIFOR and CCAFS -- timed the Forum to run in parallel with the climate talks with a view to challenging COP negotiators' approach to developing climate policies and sustainable development goals.
The big question that GLF organisers want an answer to is how to feed 9 billion people without destroying forests and the climate?
Some of the developing stories so far:
- Negotiator: landscapes strategy to refuel climate talks
- Tropical Peat Swamp Forests: How land use change affects methane and carbon emissions
- Farmers sell topsoil for brick making, but lose their farm¹s precious fertility
- Developing national mitigation plans for agriculture: Getting the process started
- Future thought leaders: what rural youth are doing about climate change, and how a Ugandan youth forestry effort restored the post-war landscape
The forum organisers are particularly interested in debating the 'invisibles' that affect climate talk decisions like cultural, political, socioeconomic and governance systems.
100+ experts speaking at the Forum will include the IPPC chairman Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, vice president of sustainable development at the World Bank Rachel Kyte, Polish minister of environment and president of the UNFCCC COP19 Marcin Korolec.
If you would like to contact any of the speakers or find out more about the Forum sessions (and press briefings), please do let me know.
If you are in Warsaw attending the COP, you may like to register for the GLF.
For more information, please contact: ALISON BINNEY, science writer & journalist | #GLFCOP19 - Global Landscapes Forum | Warsaw
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