4th global conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme (VIRTUAL)avril 6, 2023
About this event
Humankind is confronted with multiple deeply rooted and interlinked crises, including in relation to climate, biodiversity, conflict, energy, consumer prices, inequality, food insecurity, malnutrition and health.
Global food systems challenges call for a profound and swift transformation of how we produce, process, retail, consume food and dispose organic waste.
The September 2021 UN Secretary-General’s Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) created important momentum to trigger transformation.
Contributing to the 2023 Stock-Taking Moment of the UN FSS follow-up process, this conference will look at how food systems need to be transformed to overcome these crises in order to minimize the risk of global collapse and achieve the SDGs.
The objectives of the conference are:
1. To present transformational actions, tools, and initiatives that have emerged since the UNFSS intending to promote their uptake and upscaling in national and local policy-making processes.
2. To further promote the food systems approach and inclusive governance and collaboration at all levels – including multilateral and particularly Rio Conventions – to foster their uptake for the development of multi-sectoral action plans towards sustainable consumption and production in food systems; and
3. To provide a space for National Convenors, UNFSS coalitions and other relevant multi-actor initiatives, as well as other food systems actors such as Youth, Women, Indigenous Peoples, Producers and members of the civil society to build capacities and deepen their collective efforts towards sustainable food systems pathways in view of the UNFSS 2023 Stock-Taking Moment.
Based on concrete examples, the conference will look at main barriers and bottlenecks in relation to food systems transformation, discuss solutions and release a series of actionable recommendations.