DATE: 3 February
TIME: 2 - 3:30 pm (CET)
Biodiversity, crucial to human and planetary health, is declining faster than at any time in human history. Humanity relies on the earth’s natural systems to regulate the environment, maintain a habitable planet and produce food. Paradoxically, however, the way we have been producing food over the last 50 years has been driving biodiversity loss.
The United Nations Environment Programme, Chatham House and Compassion in World Farming are launching in partnership, a new Chatham House report, ‘Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss’.
Join this special session where we will review the impacts our global food system has on biodiversity and explore the ways in which we can achieve nature-friendly and biodiversity-supporting food production, in an engaging discussion.
- Susan Gardner, Director, Ecosystems Division, UNEP
- Professor Tim Benton, Research Director – Emerging Risks, Chatham House
- Philip Lymbery, Global CEO, Compassion in World Farming
- Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
A panel discussion will follow with Louise Mabulo, Founder - The Cacao Project, and Lana Weidgenant, Vice-Chair of Shifting to Sustainable Consumption Patterns, UN Food Systems Summit.
There will be a Media Q&A session after the panel discussion.
- James Lomax, UN Food Systems & Agriculture Adviser, UNEP.
UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
Chatham House is an independent policy institute whose mission is to help governments and societies to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.