Join a webinar hosted by the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) on 10 March examining the interlinkages between biodiversity loss and global food systems to discover sustainable solutions for the future. 



Responsible for $12 trillion a year in damage to people and the planet, our current food systems are not fit for purpose. As one of the primary drivers of biodiversity loss and climate change, they threaten food security worldwide. Agriculture alone is the largest single source of environmental degradation, responsible for over 30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 70% of freshwater use and 80% of land conversion. At the same time, we depend on biodiversity to support agricultural productivity and nutritious food supply.

It is both urgent and possible to break this vicious circle.

With 2022 seeing the publication of two IPCC reports, the Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, and the UNFCCC COP27, this must be the year we unlock the opportunities available to protect and restore nature, reduce GHG emissions while delivering healthy diets for the growing population.

Following the launch of the IPCC Working Group II report set to publish this February, FOLU invites you to a webinar bringing together experts from around the world to highlight the crucial connection between biodiversity and the food we eat. Speakers will share research, case studies, and set out the path forward.


  • Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor at WRI


  • Henry Neufeldt, Head of Impact Assessment and Adaptation Analysis, UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
  • Morgan Gillespy, Global Director of the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)
  • Shenggen Fan, Dean of Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University, and Ambassador of the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)
  • Sarah Jones, Associate Scientist, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture