Watch this Discussion Forum on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP21. Increasing food production while safeguarding natural ecosystems, climate and the provision of ecosystem services is now one of the biggest scientific, social and political challenges of our time. Forest restoration is a strategy to mitigate climate change, but scaling up efforts may increase competition for land for agriculture.
The session presents practical experiences from the Mayombe Transfrontier Initiative in the Congo Basin and new research on reforestation in Brazil. It discusses the impacts that restoration has had in these regions on poverty, society and the economy.
Moderator: James Allen, Executive Director, Sustainability LAB
Maria Fatima de Jardim, Minister of Environment, Angola
Izabella Monica Vieira Teixeira , Minister of Environment, Brazil
Henri Djombo, Minister of Sustainable Development, Forestry Economy and the Environment of the Republic of Congo
Jessica Bezolles, CEO & Founder, AUGEO Africa
Robin Chazdon, Executive Director, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Agnieszka E. Latawiec, Project and Research Director, International Institute for Sustainability, Brazil
Rodrigo C. A. Lima, Director General, Agroicone
Bernardo B.N. Strassburg, Founder and Executive Director, International Institute for Sustainability, Rio de Janeiro
Roberto Silva Waack, Chairman of the board of Amata S.A., Brazil
Saturday, 5 December 2015 Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France #GLFCOP21 #ThinkLandscape