A network for sustainable food systems
at national and global scales

The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use and Energy (FABLE) Consortium



OP-ED ARTICLE

COP-27 begins: We must change the way we eat to address the climate crisis. FABLE India on Indian Express.

NOVEMBER 5, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

FABLE co-leads 'Transforming food systems' chapter of UNEP's 2022 Emissions Gap Report.

OCTOBER 28, 2022

POLICY BRIEF

National food and land mitigation pathways for meeting net zero targets and hold global warming below 2˚C.

OCTOBER 27, 2022

BLOG

FABLE featured in WWF's report 'Solving the Great Food Puzzle: 20 Levers to Scale National Action.

OCTOBER 18, 2022

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

Pathways to sustainable land use and food systems in Canada. Sustainability Science.

OCTOBER 17, 2022

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

Long-term pathways analysis to assess the feasibility of sustainable land-use and food systems in Mexico. Sustainability Science.

NOVEMBER 15, 2022

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

Sustainable pathways towards climate and biodiversity goals in the UK. Sustainability Science.

OCTOBER 5, 2022

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

How can diverse national food and land-use priorities be reconciled with global sustainability targets?

OCTOBER 5, 2022

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

Development towards low carbon and sustainable agriculture in Finland is possible with moderate changes in land use and diets. Sustainability Science.

NOVEMBER 6, 2022


Transforming the approach to sustainable land use

Our food and land systems are at the heart of many of today’s complex challenges: healthy diets for all, mitigating climate change, halting biodiversity loss, and reducing global inequities. Yet countries are unprepared to tackle these challenges. They lack national food and land use system pathways and targets consistent with global sustainability goals such as the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Global models can help to frame better policies, but do not reflect the diversity of national policy options and pathways and critical cultural contexts. In contrast, national assessments are challenged to articulate their contributions to global goals.

The FABLE Consortium is a global network of national research organizations developing national-scale food and land-use strategies aligned with global goals. FABLE fosters problem-solving and iterative learning across countries, through scenario marathons “Scenathons”, experience sharing on stakeholder engagement, co-development of common open tools, and policy learning between countries facing similar challenges.

20

country teams

88

national institutes

+200

local researchers


What we do

We build consensus on quantifiable global benchmarks for sustainability targets drawing from the best evidence available.

We develop long-term national and global pathways.

We run “Scenathons” to align national pathways with global targets.

We contribute to the policy debate with science-based recommendations.




Pathways to support local decision-making



What people say about us

Efforts to embed national-level accounting and planning processes through partnerships such as the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium will be critical to building the knowledge and evidence base to guide effective action.

Chatham House


The FABLE Calculator is an innovative and accessible tool [...] It does not require prior knowledge of mathematical models. It facilitates the creation of scenarios in an agile way, and we see it as a support instrument for the planning and operation of public policy instruments.

Mexico's Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER)


The FABLE model outputs enabled us to demonstrate the interactions of a range of different policy areas on the land available to deliver our goals and highlighted the level of change, interrelationships, and competition for our two million hectares of land. We are now in a stronger position to develop more detailed, spatial pathways for the change in land use by 2050.

Department for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government