Food Systems Transformation for Climate Resilience
In recent years, the global debate on food security has increasingly shifted from whether the world will produce enough food in calorific terms to how to do so in a manner that safeguards not only human but also planetary health. This is in part brought on by the 2015 agreement on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which has highlighted the interdependent nature of these different global goals. Today, developing and urbanizing populations are increasingly consuming high-energy, high-protein, processed products that depend on significant inputs of land, energy and water. With an expected net decline in global arable land brought by climate change and land degradation, and the anticipated rise in demand for land for negative emissions technologies and bioenergy, the reality is that more food will need to be produced with fewer resources and on less land. Worse still, the global food system is also failing to deliver nutrition security. One in nine people (821 million) have insufficient calories and 1.5 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, while more than 672 million adults are obese. Mounting evidence links overweight and obesity to diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as Type-2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
Hosted by Chatham House, The Wellcome Trust and the Food and Land Use Alliance (FOLU), this meeting will convene a small number of stakeholders to discuss "what's next" and how best to coalesce around key delivery areas as we move towards 2020, while also aligning with the diverse upcoming initiatives.
Event contact: Nina Gillespie, Centre Coordinator - [email protected]
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