The “land sparing” vs. “land sharing” debate that often emerges in the context of competing land uses tends to be presented as a black or white dichotomy. But the question of how to maximize the overall benefits of land use is highly nuanced and influenced by a range of interacting factors, be they geographic, ecological, economic, social or political.
In exploring these nuances, this Learning Event looked for tangible recommendations on how a landscape approach can contribute to positive overall outcomes for agriculture, forestry and ecosystem services provision.Read more
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is Peru’s Minister of State for Environment and President of the UNFCCC 20th Conference of the Parties. Pulgar-Vidal is a lawyer specializing in environmental law and policy.
Former positions have included Executive Director, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law; President, Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense; President, Permanent Seminar on Agricultural Research; Director, National Fund for Natural Areas Protected by the State, PROFONANPE; and Alliance Director, Tropical Andes.
Manuel teaches environmental law, natural resources management and mining, energy and environment, and is Programme Coordinator at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.