- Sustainable Food System
DATE and TIME: late March 2020 (Check back soon for final details)
Food and agriculture significantly contribute to and are heavily impacted by climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Report on Climate Change Land Use, while Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use (AFOLU) account for 23% of global greenhouse gas emissions, broader food systems activities (from production to consumption of food) can represent up to 37 % (21%-37%) of global emission.
Accordingly, a food systems approach that combines supply side actions (e.g. efficient and sustainable production, transport and processing) with demand-side interventions (e.g. changes in food preferences and behaviour, sustainable diets, and reduction of food loss and waste) is increasingly required to reduce GHG emissions and improve food system’s resilience. A food systems approach goes hand in hand with institutional changes, policy integration, improved governance as well as enhanced cooperation between food systems actors.
About this webinar
This Webinar aims to discusses the interlinkages between food systems approaches and climate change mitigation and adaptation, while presenting innovative sustainable food systems solutions and interventions that can be adopted at country or city level. It is organized in the context of some upcoming important events: the 3rd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme, the COP 26 Paris Agreement meeting in Glasgow; and the UN Food Systems Summit.
The webinar is part of a Series of webinars on Food Systems Approach on the Ground promoted by members of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme, a global multi-stakeholder platform to support countries in the transition towards sustainable food systems.
Read more about One Planet network Sustainable Food Systems Programme: https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/sustainable-food-system
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