Sowing the seeds of a greener future

06 Jan 2022

About GLF Climate 2021

Hosted digitally and in Glasgow alongside COP26, the GLF Climate 2021 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.

 

It starts with a seed

 

There is no greater threat to global food security than climate change. But seeds offer hope that agricultural systems can adapt to meet the challenges ahead. That’s why seeds are the starting point for the new Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development (BOLD) project, a 10-year initiative led by the Crop Trust and fully funded by the Government of Norway.

Stefan Schmitz, executive director of the Crop Trust, invites us to act now to protect crop diversity to ensure that our children and grandchildren can put food on the table.

 

Learn more about BOLD project

 

Language: English

Year: 2021

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

agriculture biodiversity climate change nutrition resilience