Forests are too precious to lose: halting deforestation & enhancing biodiversity

Forestry and agriculture working together: transforming food systems is key to reverse forest and biodiversity loss while feeding the world

TV Studio 5
High-level panel - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
09:25 to 10:25

Deforestation and forest degradation are among the key contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss. Yet, the world continues to lose tropical forests at an alarming rate. Reversing this trend also requires taking actions outside the forest sector, notably by transforming food systems and agricultural practices.

Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry must be addressed together, otherwise the global agreements on sustainable development, climate change and biodiversity will not be met.

This event will offer a dynamic debate around the key challenges and opportunities to turn the tide on deforestation and transform food systems so countries can feed the ever-growing populations without losing precious forests. The speakers will reflect on working with triggers for such win-win solutions and share lessons learnt from scaling up on-the-ground actions and modernizing policies and regulations.


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Organised by


UN-REDD Programme
Maria-Helena SEMEDO
Deputy Director-General
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Richard WAMBUA
EDD Young Leader, Kenya
Minister of the Forest Economy, Republic of the Congo
Marjeta JAGER
Deputy Director-General
European Commission - Directorate-General for International Partnerships