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Kick-off meeting of the Phase 3 of the FAO LEAP Partnership

The next Plenary Meeting of the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership is taking place on Monday, 21 October, from 13:00 to 17:00, at FAO headquarters. Coinciding with the launch of the Phase 3 of the Partnership, A leap towards low carbon livestock will bring together representatives from member states, private sector, NGOs, civil society, academia and research, to explore pathways to a sustainable future of livestock production through low carbon systems.

The event will provide the opportunity to discuss on multiple pathways for sustainable livestock production, with special focus on FAO LEAP guidelines and how they contribute to address trade-offs between productivity, climate change mitigation and food security.

A leap towards low carbon livestock will serve as a platform for information exchange on relevant approaches, experiences, lessons learned and good practices at different scales on the use and adoption of LEAP guidelines. The participants will also bring insights from their respective countries and organizations, enriching the discussion and renewing their commitments for substantive action.

The improvement of livestock production is a priority for climate change and food security. To address such challenges, the LEAP Partnership leads a coordinated global initiative to implement coherent climate actions across the sector and accelerate the sustainable development of livestock production, contributing thus to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Launched in July 2012, the FAO and LEAP partners showcase the third phase of this multi-stakeholder initiative: LEAP3. The work programme 2019-2021 contributes to action on environmental improvement while consolidating consensus through road testing, dissemination of LEAP guidelines, and development of tools in support application. LEAP3 aims to collect feedback for the improvement of the technical documents and provide sufficient guidance for adoption and application of LEAP guidelines at various scales. 

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Availability of seats is limited. Registration of non-FAO LEAP partners is upon confirmation.