UNFCCC Ag Work Program Approval Affirms Old Adage: ‘World is Run by Those who Show Up’
by Ernie Shea (Solutions from the Land/25 x ’25) Over the past 10 years, Solutions from the Land (SfL) and 25x’25, our clean energy platform, has been supporting a group of knowledgeable, experienced and visionary farmers, ranchers and foresters who have been working to shape the role of agriculture and forestry in a growing world that seeks a low carbon future.
These leaders have been engaged in a time-consuming process that has taken them away from their farming operations and their families for weeks a time, often at their own expense. By building trust relationships with others around the world, a common vision of the future we want has been created and a consensus forged on the roadmap needed to get there.
That collaboration resulted this week in the adoption by UN climate oversight panels in Bonn of the Koronivia Joint Work Agreement, a pact that for the first time brings the agriculture sector into the fold as an active player in global efforts to address climate change.
But now is not the time to rest. We need to build on the foundation laid out in Bonn and redouble our efforts to ensure that the right enabling policies, financial and market mechanisms are in place to enable the development of agricultural landscapes that will sustain productivity, enhance climate resilience and contribute to the local and global goals for sustainability.
Solutions from the Land is seeking the people and organizations who can make that happen. Who is ready to join with us in contributing the time and financial resources needed to ensure that farms, ranches and forests are empowered to provide the fullest range of goods and services from the land? The future is calling. If we don’t shape it, others who do not share our value system, priorities and approach will. It’s that simple. SfL invites you to join our epic quest to shape strategies and action plans that will produce a triple win for agriculture, the environment and the world. READ MORE
SfL Applauds Adoption of UNFCCC Agricultural Work Plan (Solutions from the Land)