Vi Agroforestry at UN top meeting in New York
DateSeptember 20, 2019
Building a resilient future
The event, which is organised by Global Resilience Partnership, aims to reinforce the focus on resilience and the commitments expected to be made at the summit on 23 September.
Scaling up agroforestry and sustainable agriculture and land management is crucial to achieve resilient food systems and to meet the climate change challenges. As such Elizabeth will be speaking about vulnerability and adaptation measures, including nature-based solutions and how to step up actions to build resilient food systems.
Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate
We will also be participating in the event “Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate” on September 23.
is a global effort involving over 100 organisations to change the way food is produced and consumed to meet the Global Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative proposes science-based actions that can transform food systems, and identifies champions from business, civil society and governments to lead implementation. Actions proposed include nature-based solutions, to ensure zero agricultural land expansion in high carbon landscapes and to improve carbon sequestration in degraded soils.
The event is organised by CCAFS – CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.
– At the end of the summit we hope to have influenced policy makers and drawn attention to the need to focus on agroforestry in order to fight poverty, climate change and loss of biodiversity, says Elizabeth Mwiyreia.