The event will launch the new TreesAdapt partnership platform. TreesAdapt is CIFOR-ICRAF’s response with partners to the huge demand for climate change adaptation. It aims to be a one-stop for solutions on how to leverage forests, trees, and agroforestry to adapt agriculture, land, and people and to support countries and actors in cross-sectoral implementation.
Forests and tree-based systems are key to food security for millions of smallholders. Trees make farming and food systems more resilient, limiting the impact of heat waves. Trees create better microclimates and help better manage water from plot to landscape, limiting the impact of flooding and erosion. Forests and trees can support the resilience of sectors like energy and water. Trees are essential to make cities livable in the future.
Join us in the launch of TreesAdapt, hear and ask experts about the platform, its priorities, and how stakeholders can start using it and solve the world’s climate adaptation challenge with trees.
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The world of tomorrow will be defined by the decisions and actions of today. Join policymakers, youth, producers, activists, Indigenous Peoples and the business community in accelerating a just transition that puts people and nature on a path to recovery. Landscapes offer crucial opportunities for rebalancing the climate system by both removing carbon from the atmosphere and lowering emissions from land use. This plenary aims to inspire collective action, behavioral changes, nature and land-based solutions, political will and incentives that offer hope for a decarbonized future. The time is now.
We live in a time of multiple interconnected crises, from climate change to conflict, rising inequality, hunger and habitat loss – most of them caused by human activity. The science is alarmingly clear, and time is running out. But a wave of collective action, behavioral changes, nature and land-based solutions, political will and incentives offer hope for a just transition that can put people and nature on a path to recovery. In this plenary, leading policymakers, environmental lawyers, scientists and journalists will share their journeys in navigating the climate crisis. We hope their stories can inspire you with initiatives and solutions that are providing hope in a time of crisis, whether it’s delivering mitigation and climate finance, or achieving inclusive value chains, or holding politicians accountable and ensuring climate justice.
Tree diversity is crucial for the resilience of food production systems in the face of global change, which includes increasing human populations, declining agricultural productivity, climate change and extremes, and invasive species.
Join us to explore a new report, Conserving and using tree diversity for global climate change adaptation and food system resilience, by Lex A. J. Thomson, on how tree diversity can most effectively be conserved and used for smallholder livelihoods and food security in the face of a changing climate, and the role of collections-based R&D organisations in supporting these solutions.
Transformational change is required to address the climate crises, ecosystem services and biodiversity loss/fragmentation and growing inequality. However, it is crucial to understand how transformational change should be interpreted, who decides what kind of transformation is needed, of what and for whom? What principles guide those decisions, and how are decision-makers held accountable? Who will win and who will lose? There is limited data on the effectiveness of different transformational change approaches such as REDD+. This session brings policymakers, donors, practitioners and local communities to reflect on lessons on good practices on transformative forest governance through the lens of rights, power and social justice and propose a future pathway to develop and implement effective, efficient, and equitable climate and forest policies.
The session takes a geographical focus on the Western Balkan region, showcasing biomass plantation pilot projects from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia in collaboration with various national stakeholders (EPS, Mayor of Cestereg, and Subotica Landfill in Serbia; EPBiH in Bosnia and Herzegovina). Sustainable biomass production could enable Western Balkan states to justly transition from out of coal and increase the share of sustainable renewable energy sources into the energy mix. The panelists, including national and provincial authorities and private sector representatives, will offer various viewpoints on the implementation of a transformational Green Agenda in the Western Balkans that integrates other renewable energy sources (such as wind, solar, geothermal) into the mix, for greater energy security.
Director: Orlando von Einsiedel Region: UK Year: 2022 Duration of the film: 40 minutes Language: English and Portuguese, with English subtitles
November 10, 1:00 – 1:40 PM (GTM)
Will be featured in panel 2 with special guests, on November 10
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From Devil’s Breath tells the unlikely story of two remarkable narratives that come crashing together; the extraordinary, inspiring community of survivors of the deadly 2017 wildfires in Portugal, fighting to ensure what they’ve lived through can never happen again; and a revolutionary, world-changing scientific discovery which could help protect us all from the climate emergency.
Join “Alternative Nobel Prize” winner Vandana Shiva along with a select group of experts, restoration enthusiasts and producers from the Kiss the Ground film at the second panel of the Generation Restoration Film Festival, moderated by Finian Makepeace. Although the film will be available during the whole festival, you can also watch a pre-panel screening of the documentary here.
Join a select group of award-winning filmmakers, athletes, experts and restoration enthusiasts at the closing panel of the Generation Restoration Film Festival, moderated by Musonda Mumba. Participate in a conversation about the impact of the climate crisis on our emotions and psychology, and hear the panelists talk about the personal experiences that moved them to act for climate and restoration.
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This session will delve into how we can create more value out of the forests standing, rather than chopped down, and how this value can be shared widely with others. Ultimately, we want to highlight how respecting biodiversity has positive impacts not just for nature but also for businesses themselves. We also want to emphasize the extent to which businesses rely on nature to prosper. By doing so, we hope to convey the business case for halting and reversing nature loss rapidly.