05 December 2015 - 06 December 2015
Paris, France

IIASA at the Global Landscapes Forum

IIASA will co-host a session on Assessing policy impacts across landscapes: The nexus between agriculture, international trade, biodiversity and GHG emissions at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris.

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Along with CIFOR and the European Commission, IIASA will co-host one of the Global Landscapes Forum discussion sessions on Day 2 of the conference. This session will explore the interactions between different sectoral policies, including REDD+ policies, agricultural intensification, zero-deforestation commitments, international trade agreements, and reforestation initiatives around the globe; how these affect emissions, biodiversity, and development outcomes.

Expert speakers and participants will look at a range of models and tools that countries could draw on to achieve their INDCs under a new climate agreement as well as Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDGs 2 and 15).

Cases include interactions between REDD+, zero deforestation commitments, reforestation and agricultural intensification in Brazil and the Congo Basin, as well new EU tools that measure the impacts of roads on forest degradation.

Key questions addressed

  1. What are the important interactions between different sectoral policies including agricultural intensification, zero-deforestation commitments, reforestation initiatives and REDD+ policies?
  2. How can modeling of land-use change support land-use policies that balance the needs for nature conservation and production?
  3. Which lessons can we learn from land-use models in Brazil and the Congo Basin countries about the options and constraints for implementing REDD+?

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Michael Obersteiner

Principal Research Scholar Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

Florian Kraxner

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


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