Australia’s land is under increasing pressure as global demand for food and fibre increases and land use competition grows. There are ten food and land use transitions the world can adopt to better manage these challenges and opportunities.
The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) has identified ten global transitions needed to transform the world’s food and land use systems. These transitions need to occur to provide adequate and nutritious food for the world’s growing population within the planet’s climate and ecological boundaries. The Australian country FOLU team is led by ClimateWorks Australia.
The Land Use Futures program at ClimateWorks is working to adapt the global critical transitions for Australia’s unique national and regional circumstances, and identify key actions to accelerate them. This series of papers is the first step in that process: the papers cover the current state of play in Australia within each of the global transitions. They explore what the major challenges and opportunities are for Australia, and list key current initiatives.
On July 30 2020 the team launched the first of the papers, covering:
- Strengthening and diversifying rural and regional livelihoods;
- Scaling productive and regenerative agriculture; and
- Protecting and restoring nature.
The remaining papers will be released throughout August