may, 2017

22may2:00 pm- 6:00 pmWorkshop3: Protecting Land Resources for Shared ProsperityDay 1

Event Details

Co-Hosts: TMG Think Tank for Sustainability, German Development Institute

14:00 – 18:00

Session on availability of land, competing demands, and displaced land use

Facilitiation: Pia Bucella (TMG – Think Tank for Sustainability and former director of the EU Commission´s DG Environment), Hannah Janetschek (German Development Institute), and Judith Rosendahl (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies)

14:00 Opening and Introduction
14:20 World Café to discuss current and future availability and demands on land

  • Land use competition I – Urbanization: built-up vs. production or conservation. Table hosts: Arthur Getz Escudero (EcoAgriculture Partners) and Jasper van Vliet (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Land use competition II – Food, feed, fibre, fuel: production versus production. Table hosts: Uwe Fritsche (International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy)
  • Land use competition III – Sustainable production and conservation: how to achieve this goal? Table hosts: Martina Kolarek (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union) and Birgit Wilhelm (World Wide Fund for Nature)
  • Reduced availability of land – land degradation. Table host: Walter Engelberg (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) GmbH, tbd) and Alexander Erlewein (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) GmbH, tbd)
  • Displaced land use. Table host: Amanda Palazzo (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
15:20 Synthesis of the World Café
15:45 Coffee break
16:15 Barron Orr (Science-Policy Interface (SPI)): “The Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN): A scientific foundation for making LDN a local reality”
 16:25  Ulf D. Jaeckel (German Federal Ministry for the Environment):Towards solutionsthe concept of Sustainable Consumption and Production
16:35 Three country cases that give insights relevant for both subsequently discussed solution approaches (LDN and SCP)

  • Cotton production in Benin (Simplice Davo Vodouhè, Université d’Abomey-Calavi and Vanja Westerburg, Altus Impact): needs and constraints of the state and of producers, land degradation and impacts on environment and human health
  • Soy production in Brazil (Regine Schönenberg, Freie Universität Berlin): needs and constraints of the state and of producers, land degradation and impacts on the environment
  • Production and consumption of meat in Germany (Christine Chemnitz, Boell foundation): what and who are the drivers and blockers of change towards more sustainable consumption and production?
 17:15  Question and answers, discussion and reflection on key messages
 18:00  End of day 1



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