Transforming global food systems under climate change: Achieving zero emissions
On the 25th February 2020, the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, University of Copenhagen and The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will host an international event in Copenhagen entitled : “Transforming global food systems under climate change: Achieving zero emissions”.
The initiative aims to build consensus on how global food systems need to transform to meet current and future challenges in relation to poverty, food security, climate and the environment, and how such a transformation can be achieved. The event will focus on three actions that are drawn from a report by a Panel of Experts to be released in early 2020:
a) Driving progressive change through collaboration between industry and social movements: facts, youth and networking
b) Towards healthy and sustainable climate-friendly diets – current shifts; likely future scenarios
c) Reducing food loss and waste – options and breakthroughs
The line-up of speakers features leading figures in the food industry who are making commitments to action, as well as social entrepreneurs and youth representatives who have helped foster some of the successes. There has been a lot of positive responses to participate, e.g. from a youth leader named by Time as one of the 25 most influential teens, from the CEO of Danish Crown and the CEO of Australia’s International Research for Development Agency.
Another goal of the event is to also help shape a better collaboration between producers and consumers of food. It will be open to about 350 participants, bringing together a range of stakeholders in food production and consumption and in climate change.
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