GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change

 

Hosted on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and online, GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change united 7,000 participants from 164 countries and rallied over 27 million people on social media around what humanity can still do to avoid the worsening impacts of the climate crisis.

Featuring 228 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 96 incredible partner organizations, the second edition of GLF Climate called for a just transition to a stewardship economy that puts people and nature first.

 

Why is tree diversity crucial for food production systems?

 

Tree diversity is crucial for the resilience of food production systems in the face of global change, which includes increasing human populations, declining agricultural productivity, climate change, extremes, and invasive species.

This launchpad explores a new report, Conserving and using tree diversity for global climate change adaptation and food system resilience, by Lex A. J. Thomson, on how tree diversity can most effectively be conserved and used for smallholder livelihoods and food security in the face of a changing climate, and the role of collections-based research and development organizations in supporting these solutions.

 

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Tree diversity for climate change adaptation and food system resilience

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Sarada Krishnan

    Director of Programs, Crop Trust

  • Paul Smith

    Secretary General , Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

  • Ramni Jamnadass

    Co- Leader, Tree Productivity and Diversity, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

  • Susan Onyango

    Global Communications Coordinator, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Lex Thomson

    Associate, Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research


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