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    Special Issue: The actions needed for sustainable food and land use systems

    The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use and Energy (FABLE) Consortium's publication in Sustainability Science collects insights from 20 countries.
  • op ed article

    COP-27 begins: We must change the way we eat to address the climate crisis

    FABLE India on Indian Express states that four out of the five key focus areas at the upcoming COP-27 can be directly impacted by changing food habits and adoption of sustainable agricultural practices.
  • press release

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

    FABLE Scientific Director, Aline Mosnier, contributes to Chapter 6 'Transforming food systems'. The transformation should focus on the protection of natural ecosystems, demand-side dietary changes, improvements in food production at the farm level and decarbonization of food supply chains.
  • policy brief launch

    National food and land mitigation pathways for net zero

    The latest policy brief by the FABLE Consortium encourages countries to identify priority actions in national food and land use systems that contribute to the achievement of net zero targets and hold global warming below 2˚C.
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    Solving the Great Food Puzzle: 20 Levers to Scale National Action

    WWF analyses different food system types and outlines the transformation levers that countries can implement for a healthy and sustainable food future. The report calls on policymakers to develop country-specific roadmaps building on the work accomplished by the FABLE Consortium.
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    SDSN and Colombia’s Ministry of Environment collaborate to generate knowledge on climate change and water in Colombia

    The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) seeks to strengthen international cooperation for the implementation of the Macro-basin Strategic Plans (PEM), in line with Colombia's 2021 Climate Action Law 2169.
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    FABLE’s policy engagement is featured at IIASA's Scenarios Forum in Laxemburg, Austria

    FABLE UK and FABLE Argentina shared with the international scientific community their experiences of successful engagement with policymakers using FABLE modelling tools.
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    The FABLE Consortium hosts its 10th bi-annual meeting with country teams in Brussels

    The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium holds its 10th Consortium Meeting from the 8th to the 10th of June 2022 in Brussels.
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    Save our species: halting biodiversity loss needs systemic change

    Without action, this century will see many more species go extinct. Halting biodiversity loss calls for all countries to act now to transform how we produce, consume, and manage resources.
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    EUs Farm to Fork Strategy: What's the future of Europe's ambition to transform food and land use at home and beyond

    An SDSN co-convened policy workshop with EU policymakers, representatives from European think tanks and UN agencies for discussion with FABLE country teams – attending both in person and online.
  • interview

    “Now is the time for action”: scientists identify pathways to meet global biodiversity targets

    20 countries’ combined experiences have helped identify solutions to both conserve biodiversity and mitigate climate change, while meeting food security goals. A conversation with scientist Sarah Jones explores why it’s not too late to act.
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    Boosting natural systems to mitigate climate change

    All 1.5°C global warming scenarios call for carbon removal. Natural systems provide the most readily available mechanisms, so how can these be boosted to the levels required?
  • policy brief launch

    The integration of biodiversity and climate objectives in land-use policy

    SDSN launched a policy brief to present the case for the need to integrate nature and climate. The brief outlines practical steps, drawing on spatial planning, to operationalize the 30x30 target and meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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    A shared vision for the food and agricultural sector in Finland

    The FABLE Finland team presents how researchers and policymakers have co-developed shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs) with stakeholders for the agriculture and food sector in Finland up to 2050 and beyond. The resulting study was recently published in Regional Environmental Change.
  • policy brief launch

    Environmental and agricultural impacts of dietary shifts at global and national scales

    The FABLE Consortium launched a policy brief series intended to advise national governments on sustainable food and land-use pathways. The brief examines the implications of healthier dietary shifts on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, deforestation, and agricultural production and trade, should these shifts take place.
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    FABLE national pathways are featured at the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Science Days

    The FABLE Consortium, the Food System Economics Commission (FSEC), and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) convened a side event during the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Science Days to share learnings from country-level pathways to the global food policy debate.
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    The carbon footprint of crop production in Russia

    As the climate emergency continues to accelerate, agricultural policy and research must consider how to sustainably increase agricultural productivity with fewer environmental drawbacks. Policymakers need to know not only what and how much food is being produced, but at what environmental cost. Russia, a major food exporter, can reduce these costs by taking action in three areas.
  • press release

    Pathways to sustainable land-use and food systems for 20 countries

    The FABLE Consortium launched its 2020 report, 'Pathways to Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems'. This second global report presents pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems for 20 countries. Its findings suggest that integrated strategies across food production, biodiversity, climate, and diets can meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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    FABLE advances on long-term national pathways ahead of upcoming report

    Over 80 participants from 20 FABLE country teams, the FABLE Secretariat (composed of SDSN, IIASA, EAT, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), and the Food and Land Use Coalition met for the 6th Consortium Meeting from April 20 - 22, 2020.
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    Stakeholder engagement and preparation for the 2020 FABLE report

    The UK, Mexico, Russia and Colombia country teams of the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium recently engaged with national stakeholders using the FABLE tools to support policymaking.
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    Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5°C world

    In the article “Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5°C world”, international researchers reviewed mitigation pathways to develop a land-sector roadmap for achieving the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target. Transforming the land sector could contribute to 30% of the global mitigation needed to achieve this target by 2050.
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    FABLE Pathways Consortium holds 5th Meeting in Beijing

    The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium met for its 5th Consortium Meeting from the 19th to the 22nd of November 2019 in Beijing, China.
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    Launch of 2019 Report of the FABLE Consortium

    The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium, a collaborative initiative operating as part of the Food and Land-Use Coalition (FOLU), launches its first report, 'Pathways to Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems'.
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    FABLE's upcoming report and policy outreach

    The FABLE Consortium met for its 4th Consortium Meeting from 4 to 7 June 2019 at the SDG Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (SDG Center for LAC) in Bogota, Colombia. More than 50 participants worked on advancing the high-level technical analysis of FABLE.
  • press release

    Fixing a broken food system

    In a comment in Nature, researchers lay out a solution for climate change and food security that draws on an integrated view of agriculture, biodiversity, trade, and nutrition.
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    FABLE advances on sustainable land-use and food systems

    The FABLE Consortium met for its 3rd Consortium Meeting from December 3-5, 2018, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam, Germany. Close to 60 participants came together to advance the collective work of the Consortium through cooperative and constructive dialogue and knowledge sharing.
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    June 2018 updates from the FABLE Consortium

    The FABLE Consortium met for its second full consortium meeting on 6-8 June at IIASA in Austria. Close to 30 FABLE country team members met to refine the FABLE pillars for sustainable land-use and food systems, which summarize the action agenda for sustainable food and land-use systems and will guide FABLE’s analytical work.
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    Scoping long-term pathways for sustainable land use in Ethiopia

    As part of the FABLE Consortium, SDSN participated in the 2nd Annual Conference on Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (14-15 May, Addis Ababa) which also launched the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) in Ethiopia.
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    FABLE’s South American collaboration towards shared regional and global objectives

    FABLE’s South American country teams, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia met in Bariloche to collaborate on the development of a regional approach to long-term FABLE pathways, data sharing and enhancement of the South American regional GLOBIOM model.
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    Pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems

    The newly established Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium held its inaugural meeting on 6-8 December 2017 at IIASA in Vienna to discuss how countries can develop integrated pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems.