1000L Spearheads Finance & Food Systems Change for Climate at COP 28

by | November 21, 2023 | 1000L News, Events, Finance and Economics, Landscape Partnerships, Landscape Restoration and Management

This year brought another wave of unprecedented extreme weather events to landscapes worldwide, from catastrophic floods in Libya to the EU’s hottest summer on record, with far-reaching impacts for people and the planet alike. Climate finance will need to increase between 3 and 6 times by 2030 to curtail these mounting threats, with current investments well below that number. The urgent need for collective climate action is further highlighted by the worsening conditions of biodiversity, food systems, and water resources. 

On November 30-December 12, governments, climate experts, businesses, and civil society will meet in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. There, they will address the mounting pressure to deliver on climate goals through solutions that can ensure effective mitigation and adaptation measures.

This year, 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People will lead the charge on a bold call to action for policymakers, governments, and local leaders to reimagine finance approaches and adopt ground-breaking strategies to help combat a rapidly changing climate. Joining forces with partners at Rainforest Alliance, Commonland, and EcoAgriculture Partners, experts from the 1000L initiative will make the case for a new model of climate finance that places local communities and collaborative landscape partnerships at the heart of the solution. We will also welcome participants and partners following the event at a special reception featuring Indian-inspired cuisine in the Blue Zone. If you are interested in attending, please reach out to mkeller@ecoagriculture.org.

We’ll also share the stage with Regen10, a growing initiative focused on scaling regenerative agriculture through landscape approaches to radically transform global food and agricultural systems. Together, we’ll unpack the current challenges and barriers to truly achieving regenerative food systems and explore what it will take on the part of policymakers, global leaders, farmers, and financiers to shift the status quo. 

You also won’t want to miss our co-chair Dr. Sara Scherr and Climate-KIC’s Daniel Zimmer as they join the event Challenges in the Implementation of Regenerative Agriculture Practices, hosted in the Spain Pavilion. This event shines a spotlight on a critical agricultural shift that aims to revolutionize how we produce food while enhancing sustainability and ecological health.

Lastly, you’ll be able to catch our team together with Rainforest Alliance at our Blue Zone booth on December 1-3, where we’ll showcase our latest tools, insights, and case studies for deploying landscape solutions globally. 

Stay tuned to learn more about our presence at COP 28 on our forthcoming webpage. 

Let us know if you plan to attend. We’d love to see you in Dubai! 

Contact us at mkeller@ecoagriculture.org to tell us if you’re coming, and check back here often to see the updated list of landscape-focused UNFCCC COP 28 side events.

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