The Summit's 300+ participants brought perspectives from across geographic and sectoral boundaries to discuss ways toward a more integrated approach to forests, people and the region.
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The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Agriculture has a key role to play in feeding this population. However, agriculture must adapt to climate change and help mitigate climate impacts. Romina Cavatassi and Aslihan Arslan, Natural Resource Economists of the FAO Agricultural Development Economics Division explain how Climate Smart Agriculture addresses agricultural development to achieve sustainable food and agriculture worldwide. They describe the FAO policy work, including key policy messages.
In India, nearly 1 in 4 people still don’t have access to electricity. Many of them live in poor communities, where the lack of electricity prevents them from living better, more productive lives. To increase energy access for the poor, India has set unprecedented, ambitious plans to boost solar energy nationwide. Watch the video to learn what action India has taken on affordable and reliable solar power for a more prosperous, climate-friendly future.
To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, IIED director Andrew Norton sets out three ways the international community can protect marine and coastal environments.