Reimagine Series: Land Use & Agriculture
Shifting to a regenerative economy
About this event
Under current farming conditions, practices the UN estimates we have sixty more years of productive farming remaining. If current levels of soil degradation continue, we have 60 harvests left. The curve can only be bent if we act now.
Regenerative agriculture is one of the most effective ways to fight climate change, provide food for a growing population, and keep the planet healthy. Switching to regenerative farming could sequester almost 2 tonnes of carbon per acre per year which, if scaled across agriculture, has the power to reverse global warming.
That is why, the agricultural industry has a unique role to play in our global fight against climate change. Protecting and restoring global soils can help alleviate the threats of climate change by sequestering carbon emissions but only if we build carbon in agricultural soils through regenerative practices. That is why we are all here today.
Core discussion points:.
- How can food companies catalyse an economic environment where sustainable farming, with a focus on soil regeneration, becomes the most economic option?
- What opportunities exist for technology and finance to accelerate investment in sustainable agriculture?
Reimagine Series - Nature Week
Reducing global emission is essential to mitigate the threats of climate change but not sufficient to tackle the entire challenge. Protecting and restoring our plant is the other half of the solution. Nature is the life support system for people, the planet and for profit.
Nature-Based Solutions are increasingly recognised as a critical component of climate mitigation and adaptation. For the private sector, national and local governments, Intergovernmental organisations and environmentalists alike, a growing recognition of our natural capital is resulting in exponential benefits for communities, businesses and climate change.
To mark World Environment Day 2021 and to launch the Roadmap to COP26 Reimagine Series, we bring you Nature Week: Investing in life's support system.
About the Reimagine Series
When it comes to tackling climate change there are certain challenges that will require us to think differently and take a drastically new approach.
The Reimagine Series is a collection of digital events exploring some of the greatest climate, sustainability, nature and biodiversity challenges we face and the solutions that exist to meeting them.
Aligned to key dates in the climate and environment calendar, these short, sharp, high impact 1-day events exploring the ways we can rethink our approach to meet these challenges