This report finds that small, targeted changes in food and land use systems can trigger large, often irreversible, positive responses for people and the planet. It proposes a new framework that shows how different actors – from policymakers to consumers – can all help generate the much-needed transformation.
FOLU’s Growing Better report, published in 2019, set out a reform agenda centred around ten critical transitions which would help deliver on climate and biodiversity goals, ensure healthy and sustainable diets for all, improve food security and create more resilient rural economies. While momentum for food and land use systems transformation has increased since the Growing Better’s release, change to date has not been delivered at the speed or scale required.
It is against this backdrop that FOLU is exploring the potential of positive tipping points. These points, as defined in this report, refer to small economic, political, technological and socio-ecological changes with the potential to unlock system-wide shifts.
The current report picks up where Growing Better left off, and provides a framework for triggering positive tipping points towards three of these transition areas: Promoting Healthy Diets, Scaling Productive and Regenerative Agriculture, and Protecting and Restoring Nature. It outlines the enabling conditions required for each and provides recommended actions for stakeholders.