Food and Agriculture
Plant Trees Not Just Seeds: Counteracting Deforestation
3–3:45 p.m. G.M.T.
The Think Tank
C.E.O., Mars Inc.
Research Botanist, Natural History Museum, London
Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times
Founder, Green Generation Initiative
C.E.O., Planet Tracker
Planting a trillion trees to pull carbon dioxide from the air is an eye-catching and ambitious target. What projects can be designed to give local communities ownership of their reforestation goals? How can these programs also support livelihoods, and conserve and restore local biodiversity? And how can agricultural systems be transformed, more broadly, to stop the need for deforestation?
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