Climate-smart agriculture: towards sustainable landscapes and food systems mobilizing science for transitions
The 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture, took place in Montpellier, France, in March 2015. More than 600 researchers and 150 stakeholders and policy makers from 75 countries and 5 continents took part in the conference. The conference aimed to reduce the science-policy gap. The following statement (PDF) summarises the conclusions of the meeting, which will be channeled to the UNFCCC negotiators meeting in Paris in December 2015 for the COP 21. The main outcomes and conclusion are divided in three parts: 1) Agriculture in the future must also address the challenges of sustainable food systems and landscapes; 2) Researchers and practitioners must engage to build evidence and design the trajectories for multiple transformative transitions of climate-smart agriculture; and 3) The future relies upon policy, institutional and financing decisions.