Agroforestry as part of climate change response

Noordwijk, M. van


Three concepts of agroforestry interact with three aspects of climate change, linking local to global scales. Scientific knowledge can contribute to public policy development in four distinct phases: grasp, commit, operationalize and innovate. This contribution highlights three ways agroforestry can be part of a climate change response: adapt to increased risks and uncertainties, facilitate an energy transition (while capturing and storing carbon), and restoring landscape multifunctionality to allow current human resource appropriation to become sustainable, fitting sustainable development goals within planetary boundaries.