Action Area 3.1 Protect natural ecosystems from new deforestation and conversion for food and feed production

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Action Area 3.1 Protect natural ecosystems from new deforestation and conversion for food and feed production

This Action Area will propose ways and means to safeguard natural ecosystems (on land, freshwater bodies and oceans) and ensure that they are not converted for food and feed production. In particular, we will work to eliminate deforestation, conversion and overfishing from food supply chains.

Key areas of our work include: redirecting agricultural subsidies and other agri-food supports towards the payment for delivery of ecosystem services; social safeguards; the development of (new) legislation and governance mechanisms; trade (via a Codex Planetarius) working with indigenous and local communities (especially the most vulnerable) to secure their rights (notably access to land, water and genetic resources), with particular regard for rural women.

Focal Points: Izabella Koziell and Izabella Texeira.

Please note, Action Track 3 have mapped all input received in the Wave 2 against our existing ideas. For solutions that map directly into existing solutions we have not requested a two-page summary, only a synopsis. Please refer to the full synthesis paper for the full list of these solutions.

Game Changing Propositions

3.1 A just transition to sustainable agriculture through policy reform and public support
Redirect support (incl. subsidies) to incentivise a just transition to sustainable agriculture, addressing food and nutrition security as well the climate and nature emergencies.

3.2. Transforming commodity supply chains to benefit people and to protect and restore nature
Bring together participants from all parts of the global commodity supply chain, balancing voices from consumer and producer countries, and seeking to build a partnership of mutual respect, collaboration and trust through the FACT Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue.

3.4. Develop a “Codex Planetarius” to determine a set of minimum environmental standards to govern global food trade
Develop a “Codex Planetarius”, i.e., a globally recognised standards framework for the environment, requiring minimum performance levels for products to enter the global market. This would allow countries to reach agreement on a baseline set of criteria on sustainable production, across a range of factors such as biodiversity, soil health, water and air quality and agrochemical toxicity.

3.5. Global movement to protect (and restore) riparian buffers in private agricultural lands (including legal requirements to protect private lands, bioeconomy)
Protect and restore native vegetation within private agricultural lands that acts as buffers to rivers, streams, wetlands, springs, etc. to reduce soil erosion and to protect both the quantity and quality of water sources where compromised by agricultural practices.

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