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1 INTERREG IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeën Crossborder Cooperation Programme Part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Green: Going Green: Carbon reduction through nature CaRe-Lands Cluster event June, 25th 2014

2 INTERREG IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeën Crossborder Cooperation Programme Part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Will Day

3 Going Green: Carbon reduction through nature Will Day Grandhotel ter Duin June 2014

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5 The Economy

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8 New Scientist 2008 from Steffen et al 2004 Northern Hemisphere average surface temperature Population Motor vehicles Species extinctions GDPForeign investment The great acceleration

9 With a population of 8.3 billion people by 2030, we’ll need… 35% more food 50% more energy 40% more water Source: OECD; Dan Hammer, Center for Global Development

10 The Food-Water-Energy Nexus FoodEnergy Water Land

11 Scarce resources

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13 Slide 13 Worsening per capita water availability

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15 To meet the increasing demand from a growing population, we will need to produce more food in the next 40 years than has been produced in the previous 8,000 years. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President WWF

16 There is less land than you think Land area of all countries, in billions of acres 37.1 Total 3.5 Arable land Source: Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin

17 Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

18 ++ Food production is very energy intensive Food Energy Available Source: University of Michigan study by Hellar and Keoleian done in 2000 Fossil Energy we put in… Food Energy we get out! Household Storage & Preparation Commercial Food Service Food Retail Packaging Material Processing Industry Transportation Agricultural Production Food Energy Available

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20 Expected growth in biofuel demand

21 000,000?No000,000?No 7,200,000,000?

22 This interactive visualisation depicts dramatic population changes, based on data released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affiars/Population Division for 1950 – 2010 and a projection for Country population: past, present, future

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27 Slide 27 Stern Review

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30 TRUT Trust in institutions to operate in society’s best interest

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32 What can we expect? Changing rainfall and weather patterns Sea level rise Loss of habitat Loss of biodiversity Increasing extreme weather Migration

33 What is the impact? Growing global demand for food production Requirement for renewable energy Shorter supply chains Africa as the world’s bread basket? Massive urban growth

34 Crops bad, trees good? Need to understand the science Cities bad, countryside good? – can’t be competition – Costa Rica Land use change on it’s own insufficient - ‘Reducing emissions in the land use sector cannot compensate for a lack of reduction in industrial emissions.’ It’s not as simple as we might think

35 Who does what best? Government – Environment Minister, Regulators, Planning authorities, Protected areas Market – Commercial agriculture, Rural economies. Green growth NGOs/civil society – lobby, advocate, consume, vote, educate

36 Technology?

37 Why Sustainable Development? Not ‘sustained…’ Should be ‘common sense’ Joined up – economics, politics, environment, social Chinese Vice-Minister – the most important conversation Helps think beyond short term commercial and political timetables Politically inconvenient

38 Imperatives….. Decarbonise the global economy – vital and urgent Recognise the true value of nature and of the services we derive from it – health, water, food, fibre, fuel Protect our threatened biodiversity Appreciate the need for successful rural economies Make better informed planning decisions Help legislators and citizens understand why land use, and the longer term, matters Work together

39 Thank you Dank u


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