The Food and Land Use Coalition connects members from across science, government, business, civil society and more to develop a shared vision of working, sustainable food and land use systems in 2050 to raise our collective ambition and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Our Vision is Food and Land Use Systems that create new economic value while simultaneously:
- Protecting and over time regenerating precious natural resources and complex biophysical systems, including our great forests, peatlands and water systems – while managing increasing demands on the land
- Shifting our systems from contributing a quarter of our greenhouse gases to becoming a net sink
- Finding a healthier, less wasteful way to feed over nine billion people by 2050
- Providing a more prosperous and resilient lifestyle for farmers and their families, in rich and poor countries alike
Locally: The Coalition aims to support countries to develop an integrated strategy for the transformation of food and land use systems, combining the best science-based modelling to develop pathways with practical policy, market and financing initiatives roadmaps.
Internationally: The Coalition aims to work with leading civil society, scientific, public and private actors to make the case for transforming our food and land use systems, to develop the tools to achieve this goal, to build confidence that the change is possible and to create an expanding set of new coalitions and partnerships for implementation at different levels of the system.
We seek to build momentum by developing a shared vision of working, sustainable food and land use systems in 2050 to raise our collective ambition and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
And we seek to accelerate action by showing how investing in innovations, in sustainable land practices and in people can deliver sustainable, more integrated food and land use systems and a brighter future for people and the planet.
The Food and Land Use Coalition draws on the expertise of a number of core groups and organisations:
the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the EAT Foundation, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and SYSTEMIQ.