Alexandre Meybeck

Alexandre Meybeck
Center for International Forestry Research | CIFOR · ForestsTrees and Agroforestry (FTA) program

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Publications (113)
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Forests harbour a large proportion of the Earth’s terrestrial biodiversity, which continues to be lost at an alarming rate. Deforestation is the single most important driver of forest biodiversity loss with 10 million ha of forest converted every year to other land uses, primarily for agriculture. Up to 30 percent of tree species are now threatened...
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Access to finance is a key element of sustainable and inclusive landscapes. We conducted a literature review to identify the factors that contribute to or hinder inclusive financing for micro/small/medium-sized enterprises and projects across sectors in ways that collectively contribute to more sustainable landscapes in the tropics. The key factors...
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Forests, trees, and agroforestry (FTA) are ecosystem hotspots. They exemplify the contributions of biodiversity to sustainable and resilient landscapes, green circular economy and to sustainable agriculture and food systems for healthy diets. However, most research on these topics have been performed separately and lack comparison. The Internationa...
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The global food system is failing to deliver sufficient and nutritious food to all, while damaging the earth and unsustainably drawing down its resources. We argue that trees and forests are essential to solving these challenges. We outline the current contributions of trees and forests to the global food system and present recommendations to lever...
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The purpose of this paper is to present research results relative to impacts of Climate Change on natural rubber production, potential means of adaptation and contribution of rubber to livelihoods resilience to climate change following a recent workshop organized by IRSG in collaboration with 2 CIFOR/FTA, IRRDB and CIRAD. Climate change already imp...
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Climate change discussions about forests have for a long time focused largely on their mitigation potential. However, the mitigation potential of forests itself depends on their capacity to adapt to a changing climate and increased human pressure. Forests and trees also play a crucial role in the resilience of landscapes and people and their capaci...
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Plantations of all major tropical commodities are expanding quickly, creating opportunities for development and raising concerns about their impacts on the environment, landscapes and livelihoods. Natural rubber is a particularly interesting example with respect to sustainability objectives given it being a strategic commodity to support transporta...
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The lack of consistent information on costs and benefits of ecosystem restoration hinders further investments, weakening our collective capacity to achieve the global restoration goals. To fill this gap the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) initiated The Economics of Ecosystem Restoration (TEER) initiative, together with...
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Primary forests and natural landscapes in Asia and the Pacific are under increasing pressure and threats driven by population growth, migration and conflict, globalization and economic growth, urbanization, mining and infrastructure development, agriculture and planted forest expansion, forest fires and invasive species. Many of these threats are i...
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As part of the Green Economy discourse, and globally in society, there is growing support for the preservation and expansion of forests, and for the use of wood, a renewable product, and a carbon sink, instead of non-renewable and energy-intensive materials. For so many reasons, we need more forests, more trees, more wood. Why isn't it happening? T...
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While the policy momentum behind ecosystem restoration has never been stronger, restoration finance remains insufficient. A crucial information gap to unlock finance is the lack of robust and consistent data on the costs and benefits of restoration. This is due in part to the wide variety of contexts, interventions and objectives of restoration pro...
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The agriculture and land use sectors (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture) feature prominently amongst the adaptation and mitigation. contributions set forth in the NDCs – up to 96 and 88 percent, respectively. This. paper presents a step-by-step. methodology for identifying mitigation and adaptation policy “gaps” and “opportuniti...
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The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), the CGIAR Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) research programme led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB), and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) organized an open digital wo...
Technical Report
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Land use is a central issue for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Plantations of all major tropical commodities are expanding quickly. This creates opportunities for development. It also raises concerns about the impacts of these plantations on the environment, landscapes and l...
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We discuss barriers for farm and forest producer organizations to access finance that will help them transform to or expand sustainable practices that contribute to the sustainability of landscapes. We discuss how blended finance, green bonds and crowdfunding finance structures address these barriers and conclude that to really resolve these barrie...
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This publication Addressing Forestry and Agroforestry in National Adaptation Plans: supplementary guidelines provides technical guidance on the integration of forests, agroforestry and trees in the formulation and implementation of NAPs. It aims to inform policy makers and government officers responsible for NAP planning and processes, as well as...
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This working paper identifies five core NDC pillars and sub-components specific to the AFOLU sector based on a global stocktaking of NDCs and alignment with the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement. It can serve as a framework for formulating NDC priorities, planning processes and support needs in the AFOLU sector, as well as a co...
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This policy brief takes climate change adaptation in agriculture (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture) as its starting point to identify potential co-benefits. It assesses the broad and multi-directional interplay between climate action and sustainable development. It identifies the various pathways by which economic, social and e...
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Restoration depends on purpose and context. At the core it entails innovation to halt ongoing and reverse past degradation. It aims for increased functionality, not necessarily recovering past system states. Location-specific interventions in social-ecological systems reducing proximate pressures, need to synergize with transforming generic drivers...
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The purpose of this paper is to highlight what creates new opportunities for natural rubber in the international negotiations on climate change, identify some of these opportunities, entry points in the negotiations, in terms of institutions and issues, and propose a way forward.
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Nationally determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) are national policy documents that are meant to orient national policies and planning related to climate change. They have both been established under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They are increasingly used by international funds like the Gre...
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This report provides a unique, sector-specific synthesis of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the Caribbean. It summarizes the substantial contributions already put forward by countries, opportunities for further action and the gaps, barriers and needs that will need to be addressed if the agriculture and land use sector in the regi...
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Negative impacts of climate change on forests threaten the delivery of crucial wood and non-wood goods and environmental services on which an estimated 1.6 billion people fully or partly depend. Assessment of the vulnerability of forests and forest-dependent people to climate change is a necessary first step for identifying the risks and the most v...
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This paper presents a common framework for synthesizing and analyzing the role of agriculture and land use in the NDCs to facilitate a better understanding of country priorities, challenges and support needs. The methodology developed is directed at policy makers, sectoral experts and technical practitioners in the field of agriculture, climate cha...
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To understand the degree of alignment between NDCs in the agriculture sectors and the 17 goals and 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this paper presents a methodology for mapping climate change mitigation and adaptation measures (collectively referred to as “climate actions”) in the agriculture sectors set forth in the NDC...
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The objective of this presentation is to show some preliminary insights on how agroforestry is considered in the National Adaptation Plans. It is the result of a preliminary analysis conducted as part of the preparation of a joint publication of FAO and the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry research program of the CGIAR (FTA) to support countries in...
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This book takes a transdisciplinary approach and considers multisectoral actions, integrating health, agriculture, environment, economy, and socio-cultural issues, to comprehensively explore the topic of sustainable diets. Consideration is given to the multi-dimensional nature of diets and food systems, and the book explores the challenging issues...
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Food and agriculture systems have to undergo a profound transformation to become both more sustainable and more productive. This achievement requires the generation of new knowledge and enhanced translation of knowledge into use, entailing considerable efforts in terms of research and innovation. Research will need to integrate diverse disciplines...
Technical Report
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Building on FAO’s global study of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the agriculture sectors, the Climate and Environment Division (CBC) is developing a series of regional- level analyses of the NDCs to identify the current baselines, gaps and opportunities for enhancing regional mitigation and adaptation ambitions in the agriculture...
Technical Report
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Building on FAO’s global study of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the agriculture sectors, the Climate and Environment Division (CBC) is developing a series of regional-level analyses of the NDCs to identify the current commitments, gaps and opportunities for enhancing regional mitigation and adaptation ambitions in the agricultur...
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In the current study, for the main crops cultivated in the Campania region (South of Italy), three indicators were proposed and analysed. The blue water footprint (WFb), which gives an indication of the impact of irrigation on the water resource; the gross margin WFb (GMWFb), describing the economic productivity of irrigation; and the job WFb (JWFb...
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Until recently, considerably more attention was paid to using forests to mitigate climate change than there was on considering the need to adapt forests to avoid the worst effects that climate change could have on them. The switch from a mitigation-heavy approach to one that considers adaptation in a more balanced manner underscores the need to hav...
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Le programme FAO/PNUE pour des systèmes alimentaires durables a été créé en 2011 avec le soutien de la Suisse. L’objectif était de préparer et préfigurer un programme dans le domaine alimentaire ayant vocation à s’intégrer dans le cadre décennal de programmation concernant les modes de consommation et de production durables (10YFP1) des Nations Uni...
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Il cambiamento climatico sta già minacciando i mezzi di sussistenza e la sicurezza alimentare dei poveri delle aree rurali, che costituiscono quasi il’70 per cento dei poveri nel mondo. Gli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici sui nostri ecosistemi sono già gravi e diffusi. I cambiamenti climatici causano un effetto a catena dagli agro ecosistemi ai m...
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FAO and CIHEAM, with many partners, have developed a methodological approach for assessing the sustainability of diets, starting from the definition published by FAO and Bioversity in 2010, with the Mediterranean diet as a case study. The purpose of this intervention is to recall the reasons that led to the selection of the Mediterranean diet as a...
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Sustainable diets and sustainable food systems are increasingly explored by diverse scientific disciplines. They are also recognised by the international community and called upon to orient action towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition and the fulfilment of sustainable development goals. The aim of the present paper is to briefly consid...
Technical Report
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The "Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary guidelines (referred to as the NAP-Ag Guidelines) responds to a call by the Least Developed Group (LEG) of the UNFCCC, inviting international actors to draft sectorial guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines. The NAP-Ag Guidelines aim to suppo...
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The technical workshop on Development of voluntary guidelines for the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet in the Mediterranean region was held on 14–15 March 2017 at CIHEAM-Bari, Valenzano (Bari). It was jointly organized by FAO and CIHEAM, as part of the implementation of the activities of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the 10-Year...
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The NUTRITION CHALLENGE BADGE is designed to help children and young people learn about the importance of a balanced and varied diet to ensure that all the nutritional needs of the body are met for a happy and healthy life. This booklet includes information about how to make healthy food choices, and understand the importance of food safety and pro...
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Objective: To characterize the multiple dimensions and benefits of the Mediterranean diet as a sustainable diet, in order to revitalize this intangible food heritage at the country level; and to develop a multidimensional framework - the Med Diet 4.0 - in which four sustainability benefits of the Mediterranean diet are presented in parallel: major...
Technical Report
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189 countries have submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and/or their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UNFCCC. With the Paris Agreement having entered into force in November 2016, the INDCs/ NDCs will guide country-level climate action for the coming years. They include not only targets, but also conc...
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La question de la durabilité des régimes et des systèmes alimentaires suscite un intérêt grandissant, tant de la part de diverses disciplines scientifiques que de la communauté internationale dans le contexte de l’appel des objectifs de développement durable à l’éradication de la faim et de la malnutrition. Le but de cet article est d’examiner cert...
Technical Report
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The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, represents a new beginning in the global effort to stabilize the climate before it is too late. It recognizes the importance of food security in the international response to climate change, as reflected by many countries focusing prominently on the agriculture sector in their planned contributions to...
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The project REDUCE, financed by the Italian Ministry of Environment aims to improve data collection on waste at the last stages of food chains and to identify innovative solutions to reduce it (REDUCE, 2016). This paper presents the first results of a study developed as part of this project. The objective of this study is to devise an innovative me...