Large scale soil restoration for climate change adaptation, mitigation and food security

Watch this Discussion Forum on the second day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP21. In recent years, land restoration has gained increased attention in the international climate regime because of its potential role in mitigating climate change. Moreover, there is increasing recognition of the adaptation needs in global agriculture. Many of the pledged Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) reflect this recognition. The need for restoration is immense, especially in smallholder farming contexts in developing countries, where some of the most severe issues with land degradation are experienced. Increasing soil and land degradation worldwide has led to calls for coordinated action in order to stop and reverse this trend.


Alexander Müller, Study Leader, TEEB for Agriculture and Food


Patrick Caron, Director of Research and Strategy, CIRAD

Diego Pacheco, Vice-Minister of Planning, Bolivia

Teresa Ribera, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

Stefan Schmitz, Division Head, Rural Development and Food Security, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Andrew Wardell, Senior Manager, Research Capacity and Partnership Development, CIFOR

Sunday, 6 December 2015
Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France
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