The first country-focused policy brief by FABLE, led by the Colombia team in collaboration with IIASA, assesses the impacts of Colombian deforestation and restoration policies. The team modeled their effects on land use, agricultural production, and greenhouse gas emissions under different pathways.
In a podcast by UN SDG:Learn, Aline Mosnier, FABLE Scientific Director, and Sarah Jones, FABLE's biodiversity and agroecology expert, speak about challenges and solutions to identify synergies between biodiversity conservation and agricultural production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SDSN and IIASA are launching the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land, and Energy (FABLE) Initiative to develop consistent global and national pathways towards sustainable land use and food systems by 2050.