Watch this high-level session on the second day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP21. The session discusses practical options to redesign fiscal instruments to be more conducive to sustainable rural economic development as well as country approaches to make this happen.
There are major challenges to meet increased demand for food to feed a growing population, while at the same time reducing deforestation and forest degradation to tackle climate change, protect biodiversity and secure livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. Agriculture is estimated to be a direct driver for around 80% of deforestation worldwide.
Tackling this driver is key to achieving a reduction in deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) to avert dangerous levels of climate change. At the same time increased demand for food will either have to be met by making more land available for production or increase productivity of crop yields.
Moderator: Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
Felipe Calderón, Chair, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and former President of Mexico
Maria Kiwanuka, Special Presidential Adviser, Uganda
Carlos A. Klink, Secretary for Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Brazil
Pavan Sukhdev, CEO GIST Advisory, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and TEEBAgFood Special Adviser
Sunday, 6 December 2015
Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France
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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)