Stefan Schmitz on crop diversity

28 Nov 2020

Stefan Schmitz, Executive Director of the Crop Trust, explains why agrobiodiversity is integral to a food secure future.

Jennifer Morgan on environmental justice

27 Nov 2020

Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, explains why justice must be the guiding principle for planetary recovery.

Transformative change and the age of collective action

16 Nov 2020

Years from now, historians will be discussing the reality that we are living and the tomorrow that we are defining. But what will they call this time? The age of climate denial? The age of extinction? The age of disunity, disharmony and disparity? The story doesn’t have to pan out that way. If we’re smart, […]

Put out the match on monocultures?

14 Nov 2020

Home to 10 percent of the world’s species and 350 ethnic groups, the Amazon rainforest is a cornerstone of biocultural diversity (WWF). But it’s on fire. And that’s no accident. The majority of fires in the Amazon biome stem not from natural climate cycles, but the illegal burning of forest land for cattle-ranching and soybean […]

Promoting Smart Biodiverse Farming for Agricultural Sustainability in Remote Communities

14 Nov 2020

  Coffee is a staple of the global economy, accounting for 15 to 20 billion USD worth of exports per year, and providing jobs for tens of millions of hospitality workers around the world. But as climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss compound the existing inequities facing the world’s 25 million smallholder coffee producers – […]

The role of diverse agricultural landscapes in biodiversity conservation and food system resilience

14 Nov 2020

HOST: World Agroforestry (ICRAF) Join World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and GIZ for an insightful discussion on the role that mixed and diverse agricultural landscapes play in bolstering biodiversity and food system resilience. Across a series of case studies, panelists reframe agriculture from ‘biodiversity threat’ to ‘restorative tool’, and provide policy recommendations for how the post-2020 Global […]

The food, climate and biodiversity ‘triple challenge’ and One Health landscapes

14 Nov 2020

HOST: WWF By 2050, the population is set to reach 10 billion. Providing adequate food and nutrition for this number – while delivering on our commitments to biodiversity and climate – will undoubtedly be the defining challenge of our time. Building on the talks that took place at GLF Bonn 2020, this session advances thinking on […]

Food Forever: reconciling global agendas on food, agriculture and biodiversity

13 Nov 2020

HOST: Global Crop Diversity Trust The expansion of agriculture and the loss of biodiversity are usually perceived as simultaneous trends. But agriculture depends on biodiversity – in fact, its very foundation lies in the astounding range of crops, trees and livestock that underpin our whole food system. Even the loss of one crop variety or […]

Harnessing the Power of Nature: Building Resilient Food Systems Through Greater Agro biodiversity

6 Nov 2020

As global temperatures rise and humanity races to find scalable solutions to current and impending food security crises, agrobiodiversity will be pivotal in protecting crops from climatic shocks, pests and disease outbreaks. While we know that a more diverse food system is a more resilient one, it is not clear how we will safeguard and […]