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.

The discussions centered on how long-term pathways for sustainable food and land-use systems can contribute to climate and biodiversity objectives ahead of next year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity, including the revision of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. In addition, FABLE country teams shared perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on food security in their countries and explored how FABLE’s existing analyses could provide both immediate and longer-term insights for building more resilient food systems.

Country teams participating in the FABLE Consortium

In this context, FABLE country teams collectively reviewed their long-term country-level pathways and assessed the extent to which the addition of all pathways can contribute to reaching global sustainable development objectives (see FABLE’s 2019 Report). The Consortium’s resulting analysis and insights will be presented in its second report, due out in June 2020.


In late 2017, SDSN and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) launched the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use, and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium to bring together leading research institutions forming more than 20 country and regional teams. Members of the consortium collaborate to develop integrated long-term pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems consistent with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. The FABLE analyses also assess international spillover effects to ensure that national pathways are consistent with global objectives. The FABLE Consortium is also part of the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU).