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    WASAG Strategy for 2021 to 2024
    Turning water scarcity into opportunities for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition
    2021
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    The Global Framework for Action to Cope with Water Scarcity in Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change (WASAG) has gained increasing recognition since its launch and the establishment of its partnership in April 2017. The progress made to date confirms the relevance and pertinence of the Framework and the commitment of its founding Partners whose work continues to attract new partners. A strategy to guide the work of WASAG for the next four years (2021-2024) has become imperative to build on the achievements of the three years of its existence in order to better respond to the expectations raised, considering the numerous endorsements received and the mandate given to WASAG by countries, including during the 26th and 27th sessions of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s Committee on Agriculture (COAG) in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Therefore, this represents an ideal motivated by the commitment demonstrated by the Partners and Stakeholders of WASAG in its foundational years, as illustrated by the WASAG webinar series, of which 10 webinars were held in 2020, attracting hundreds of participants in a competitive environment and which started as an adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The strategy takes stock of WASAG achievements and proposes a theory of change through which key action areas are identified from projects on the ground, innovation and data, research and training to advocacy and awareness raising. This is all focused on collaborative solutions, building on the comparative advantages of its partners.
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    Nutrition and the environment
    Nurturing people, protecting the planet
    2023
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    This discussion paper highlights the interlinkages between nutrition and the environment across various dimensions from policy to impact. It focuses on diets and food systems, which lie at the nutrition−environment nexus. The paper illustrates how dietary trends and food systems are contributing to the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, as well as how that crisis is exacerbating nutrition challenges. It also presents a range of policy options and practical measures that generate co-benefits for people and the planet. Furthermore, the paper stresses the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative approaches in promoting positive change. In addition, it explores methodologies that can be used to weigh trade-offs in decision-making to help shift to sustainable solutions that support better human and planetary health. This paper is part of UN-Nutrition’s greater efforts to bridge the nutrition and environmental communities and related stakeholders that engage in food systems transformation.
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    Climate-smart fire planning and management
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    Improved management and stewardship of our world’s forests are essential in supporting mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Fire management is an important part of this portfolio of nature-based climate solutions, in large part through increasing forest resilience to catastrophic fire and managing for forest carbon in a manner that accounts for fire risk dynamics. In the USA, government policy now emphasizes climate smart forestry practices that decrease wildfire risk fueled by climate change, and the science underpinning that policy continues to emphasize restoring frequent, low-intensity fire regimes where appropriate to reduce the potential for high-severity wildfires. Although significant social, political, and technical challenges exist, in recent years a new planning concept known as potential wildland fire operational delineations, or PODs, has resulted in changed approaches to fire planning and management that can increase the pace and scale of forest restoration and lead to better fire outcomes. Key innovations include: (1) imbuing wildfire response planning efforts with boundary spanning and anticipatory lenses; (2) stressing evolution and implementation of best practices; (3) co-producing knowledge and infusing analytics with expert knowledge; and (4) delineating fire management and analysis units in ways that are relevant to fire containment operations by linking features like roads, water bodies, and fuel type transitions. As of June 2021, PODs have been implemented on over forty landscapes encompassing National Forest System lands across the western USA, providing utility for planning, communication and outreach, forest prioritization, and incident response strategy development. In this presentation, we will describe how PODs are a natural platform for strategic forest and fire planning that aligns with recommended climate mitigation and adaptation strategies and will provide several real-world examples of PODs in action. Keywords: Climate change, Sustainable forest management, Landscape management, Innovation. ID: 3623957

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