An ecologically balanced and healthy planet is entirely achievable in the 21st Century.
We envisage a world in 2100 where all terrestrial ecosystems are managed sustainably, biodiversity levels are improved and properly conserved, ecosystem services are correctly valued and protected, and lands play a critical and continuous role as global utilities – soaking up greenhouse gases, maintaining freshwater supplies.
Land-use is one of the key pieces of the climate puzzle, but has historically been overlooked. Although land-use is gaining more attention internationally significant science and policy gaps remain – these hurdles must be overcome if we are to achieve our vision.
We believe that, collectively, we are in the very early phases of a global effort to identify pathways and interventions that will enable truly sustainable land-use to become operational at scale. MEA’s agenda is to assist in the progress of this effort.