Videos

Challenging conversation: finance and the transition to sustainable commodity production....

3 Jul 2020...

This session will confront big ideas for shifting commodity production to more sustainable and safer alternatives. Two experts will draw lessons from examples of UNEP’s recent work in Cote d’Ivoire and Indonesia, as well as recent analysis of the economics of sustainable coffee cultivation in Vietnam and sustainable beef production in Costa Rica. They will […]

For peat’s sake: why we must protect peatlands (Full english version)....

2 Jul 2020...

The edges of peatlands, often along rivers, have a long history of human settlement. While a challenging place to live, peatlands provide a range of products and income sources. As awareness rises about their carbon-sequestration abilities, so does the push to protect peatlands from degradation and ensure that local communities have viable options for livelihoods […]

The role of stories in the time of crises....

2 Jul 2020...

The point has been made that the most distinguishing factor of humans from other species is that we tell stories. We tell stories to remember the past, understand the present and divine the future. Stories underpin systems – belief, political, economic. They are the foundation of our relationships, experiences, self-understanding, communities and populations. This learning […]

In conversation with fishers and farmers: overcoming common agricultural challenges....

2 Jul 2020...

Whether they are capturing fish or cultivating cassava, farmers and fishers across the globe face similar challenges. By adopting technology and applying creativity and a spirit of innovation, some successful projects have addressed these challenges. In this session at GLF Bonn 2020, we hear from fishers and farmers from South Sudan, Colombia and Indonesia who […]

How do we feed the world without eating the planet?....

30 Jun 2020...

  There is currently no legal definition of what ‘sustainable food’ is, although terms like ‘organic’ or ‘fair trade’ are more defined, and come with their own certification systems, compared to others like agroecology, permaculture or ‘climate-smart’. Is sustainable food the same for everyone around the world? How is a living and thriving planet associated […]

Forest frontiers: safeguarding forests for sustainable food and livelihoods....

30 Jun 2020...

At the frontiers of our forests, where agricultural expansion is driving fragmentation and deforestation, ecosystems are disappearing at an alarming speed – compromising biodiversity as well as the livelihoods and food security of local communities. At GLF Bonn 2020, the BirdLife Partnership shared ways to secure forests that also impact positively on local communities. Originally […]

Using big data to monitor land use for healthy forests and food production....

26 Jun 2020...

The land use sector plays an important role in achieving a more sustainable future as forests are key to climate change mitigation, and food production must be ensured for a growing population. This session at GLF Bonn 2020 discusses the role of data in achieving transformational change towards more sustainable and climate friendly food systems. […]

How a One Health approach can prevent and mitigate future pandemics....

25 Jun 2020...

Several years ago, a scientific assessment declared that the future costs of disease pandemics could be in the same order as those of climate change. As the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic continues to upend lives and economies, those costs are becoming clearer by the day. Yet funding and policy leadership for stopping or managing pandemics […]