COP19: Juliano J. Assunção on their ‘Production and protection’ approach to land use

COP19 (20/11/13) – Juliano J. Assunção the Director of the Rio de Janeiro Office at the Climate Policy Initiative talks about their ‘Production and protection’ approach to land use.

He explains that Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) analysis shows that nations can combine environmental protection with economic growth by taking an integrated approach to land use. For instance, CPI’s analysis of agricultural expansion patterns in Brazil demonstrate that yields can be increased without clearing more land. Finally, he discusses the implications of such an approach for other developing countries.