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  1. Risk of increased food insecurity under stringent global climate change mitigation policy

    Food insecurity can be directly exacerbated by climate change due to crop-production-related impacts of warmer and drier conditions that are expected in important agricultural regions. However,...

  2. Food in a green light – A systems approach to sustainable food

    Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but requires a major shift in public attitudes, policies and knowledge, as well as seizing current...

  3. REDD policy impacts on the agri-food sector and food security

    Recent research shows that the combined contributions of deforestation, forest degradation and peat land emissions account for about 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. The REDD policy which preserves...

  4. Unpacking the nexus: Different spatial scales for water, food and energy

    Recent years have shown increased awareness that the use of the basic resources water, food, and energy are highly interconnected (referred to as a ‘nexus’). Spatial scales are an important but...

  5. Land-use change and food production in Africa: the role of governance, institutions, and public administration

    Governance could be a key factor explaining the large variability in food production trends in Africa. Therefore this report examines the basic characteristics of African governance, institutions...

  6. Exploring future changes in land use and land condition and the impacts on food, water, climate change and biodiversity: Scenarios for the UNCCD Global Land Outlook

    The pressure on land is growing in many regions of the world, due to the increasing demand for arable crops, meat and dairy products, bio-energy and timber, and is exacerbated by land degradation...

  7. Policy coherence in the water-land-energy-food-climate nexus

    More synergies than conflicts exist between European policy objectives for water, land, energy, food and climate. There are numerous positively interacting policy objectives, providing...

  8. A physically-based model of long-term food demand

    Reducing hunger while staying within planetary boundaries of pollution, land use and fresh water use is one of the most urgent sustainable development goals. It is imperative to understand future...

  9. A framework for modelling the complexities of food and water security under globalisation

    In our globalised world, food security and water security are inextricably intertwined. Food production accounts for approximately 70 % of global freshwater use, with variability in agricultural...

  10. Food for a circular economy

    The circular economy is high on national and international agendas. A circular economy is targeted at an optimum use and reuse of natural resources, raw materials and products.