Agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation in the tropics. Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from agriculture, deforestation and other land use represents about one quarter of total global emissions. Halting the annual loss of more than seven million hectares of tropical forests and tackling climate change on the one hand, while ensuring growth in agricultural production to feed nine billion people by 2050 on the other, is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century.
This White Paper was produced by UN Environment for the session at the GLF Investment Case 2019 in Luxembourg.
Author: UN Environment
Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum
Keyword(s): agriculture, deforestation, finance, food, high carbon stock, high conservation value, impact monitoring, sustainable finance, sustainable land-use financing, tropical deforestation, tropics