WBCSD | Food and Land Use

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WBCSD | Food and Land Use

Food and land use productivity will determine whether the world can feed a population projected to grow to over nine billion by 2050, while sustaining natural environments. Food production can be increased, rural income development improved, gender balance raised, forests protected and land use emissions cut by raising crop and livestock productivity, using new technologies and comprehensive approaches to soil and water management.

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Rabobank and UN Environment Announce New Billion-Dollar Partnership to Kickstart Climate Smart Agriculture
Rabobank and UN Environment join forces to finance sustainable agriculture with new billion-dollar facility Facility aims to finance sustainable land use and help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals Facility aims to provide grants, de-risking instruments and credit to clients involved in sustainable agricultural production ...
Nov 9, 2017 8:50 AM ET
Understanding Urban Consumption Will Be Critical in Transforming Food Systems
The links between the environmental and health impacts of our food are becoming ever more apparent. Intensive production and consumption has increased the availability of food, but it has also given rise to land degradation, climate change, water scarcity, and an epidemic of obesity. Tackling these connections between ecological health  and public health is crucial to transforming...
Oct 20, 2017 8:15 AM ET
‘Major’ Food Alliance Commits to Halving Members’ Food Waste
A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets on food waste has been unveiled at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York. A voluntary resolution from the Global Agri-Business Alliance (GAA) calls on private sector members to halve their own food and agricultural losses by 2030, and work with suppliers and customers to...
Oct 6, 2017 8:50 AM ET
Private Sector Food Producers Line up Behind First Ever Global Initiative to Cut Food Losses
A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets to reduce food loss was announced during the United Nations General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York1. This voluntary resolution calls on private sector members of the Global Agri-Business Alliance2 (GAA) to halve their food and agricultural losses by 2030, and work with...
Oct 2, 2017 8:40 AM ET
It Is Time to Fix Our Broken Food Systems
Our food systems are broken. Global food systems face mounting challenges that are testing our ability to feed the world sustainably and adequately support economic and social development within planetary boundaries. Increasing demand, climate change, water stress, soil degradation and shifting diets are just some of the threats facing global food security. Our current way of feeding...
Sep 15, 2017 9:05 AM ET

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