There is an urgent need for countries to transition their national food and land-use systems toward food and nutritional security, climate stability, and environmental integrity. The global food system uses more than half of the world’s total land cover, accounts for 70% of freshwater withdrawals and for a third of global anthropogenic GHG emissions and is a major cause of biodiversity loss.
Through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, governments made commitments to make progress toward greater sustainability. Countries must jointly deliver the required transformative change to achieve global sustainability targets, while meeting national demands.
Yet changing practices in food and land use systems is challenging. These systems are deeply embedded in local biophysical, cultural, historical, and socio-economic conditions. Their complex dynamic interactions make progress slow, and often, limited.
FABLE mobilizes national knowledge institutions that fosters problem-solving through 'Scenathons', co-development of common open tools, stakeholder engagement, and policy learning between countries.