The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) expert will explore the future direction on how to tip the balance between environmental integrity and food security, highlighting the various concerns and interests in the policy arena. The land use sector is the second largest source of emission in South East Asia, but at the same time it presents unique opportunities for reducing the magnitude of climate change. The event aims to inspire collective action on the 11 priorities laid out in the flagship report of the Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative, catalyzing efforts to address the current food crisis prompted by COVID-19 and averting future food insecurity from our changing climate.
Ensuring zero agriculture land expansion on high-carbon landscapes
The session “Ensuring zero agriculture land expansion on high-carbon landscapes”, will focus on how sustainable agricultural productivity can enable us to meet global food needs up to 2050, without requiring further conversion of high-carbon forests, peatlands and grasslands. The session will also focus on policies to effectively regulate market demand, and location and expansion of commodity crops and livestock production ensure food security while avoiding loss of high-carbon landscapes. Speakers would delibrate on effectively harnessing opportunities for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) through better management and efforts to reduce pressure on the carbon stored in forests, peatlands and wetlands.