How can we reshape global food systems?

08 Aug 2022

About GLF Climate 2021


Hosted digitally and in Glasgow alongside COP26, the GLF Climate hybrid conference made a unanimous call for ambitious, concrete action to stop the climate crisis.

Attended by 4,386 digital participants from 145 countries, along with 481 in-person participants at the University of Glasgow, the event featured 400 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth, and government leaders.

Across 67 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, and climate talks, GLF Climate: Forests, Food, Finance – Frontiers of Change explored the potential of three key climate solutions: forest restoration, resilient food systems, and sustainable finance. Messages spread on social media rallied 41.34 million people around concrete ways to address the climate emergency as quickly as possible.

GLF Climate Outcome Statement summarizes the conference’s key messages from climate talks that took place in English, Spanish and French.


Pascal Martinez explains the FOLUR program’s approach


The Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program (FOLUR) is a 345 million USD, seven-year initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility and led by the World Bank.

Launched alongside COP26 in Glasgow, the FOLUR Impact Program aims to restore degraded landscapes and enhance the supply chain sustainability of eight commodities: beef, cocoa, corn, coffee, palm oil, rice, soy and wheat. Led by the World Bank and financed by the Global Environment Facility, the program promises to increase food production and farmer incomes. Here, one of its leaders shares how.

Here, one of its leaders shares how it seeks to transform food and land use systems. The program consists of a global knowledge platform and 27 country projects.

Pascal Martinez is the Senior Climate Change Specialist at the GEF Secretariat. Focusing on agriculture, forests and other land uses, he contributes to the implementation of GEF strategy supporting developing countries to meet their commitments in the framework of the international environmental agreements.