Side event: Land footprint embodied in international trade: a new tool to assess distant drivers of deforestation

According to the State of Agricultural Commodity markets 2020 (FAO, 2021), global trade in agricultural commodities has more than doubled in real value between 1995 and 2018. While this offers opportunities for economic development and progress in food security, increased food production has also induced growing environmental impacts, notably through land use changes.

Transborder Collaboration: Fostering Knowledge Exchange and Innovation for Climate Action

The EU-funded MAIA project is hosting a press event as part of the “Fostering Knowledge Exchange and Innovation for Climate Action” event, scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th, at noon. The event will take place at the Ambiorix Center in Brussels, located at 7 Ambiorix Square, in the framework of the 21st European Week of Regions and Cities.

COP 28 Event: Integrating Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and Climate Change

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and climate change represent critical facets of modern environmental stewardship and economic planning. The depletion of natural resources and the escalating threats of biodiversity loss necessitate a concerted effort to recognize and account for the value of Earth’s ecosystems. This imperative takes center stage in ensuring the sustainable management of our planet’s natural capital.