Nature-Based Solutions in Agriculture: Pathways to a More Resilient and Sustainable Food System
Event Date: Mar 31, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT -4)
Online: Online Event
Host: FAO and TN
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) invite you to a special Congressional briefing on how Nature-Based Solutions in agriculture can help us adapt to climate change while creating economically sound, environmentally sustainable, and more resilient food systems.
Agriculture Nature-Based Solutions (Ag-NbS) have an integral role to play in providing win-win scenarios that not only promote more sustainable agriculture production systems but also serve as high-yielding long-term investments. FAO and TNC are promoting the adoption of Ag-NbS through the development of financing at scale, from source water protection to soil health, carbon mitigation, water quality improvement, wetland protections, and fisheries and biodiversity benefits.
This Congressional briefing will showcase how Ag-NbS approaches can enhance resource efficiency, food system resilience, food security, and rural livelihoods. Speakers will also discuss how the United States can advance Agriculture Nature-based Solutions as a part of Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, U.S. Representative for Maine's 1st Congressional District
Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO North America
Sasha Koo-Oshima, Deputy-Director, Land and Water Division, FAO
Thomas Iseman, TNC Global – Provide Food and Water
Lynn Scarlett, Chief External Affairs Officer, TNC
Thomas Pesek, Senior Liaison Officer, FAO North America (Moderator)
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