If we halt deforestation, will the world starve?
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Vermeulen S. 2013. If we halt deforestation, will the world starve? In: Hulse J, Crosbie L, McCoy K, Walker N, Davis F. 2013. The Forest Footprint Disclosure Annual Review 2012. Oxford: Global Canopy Programme. p. 10-11
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Making sure that we will continue to have enough to eat is at the heart of our shared ambitions to mitigate climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the convention that has guided us through the highs and lows of 18 rounds of annual negotiations, states upfront that the reasons to stabilise emissions are threefold: to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally , to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner and to ensure that food production is not threatened . At the same time we hear again and again that no reductions in emissions can possibly be expected from agriculture otherwise how could we grow enough to feed nine billion people in 2050?