Towards a sustainable food system: the EU’s role in the global transition

Working independently of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism, a high-level expert panel of the UN’s Committee on Food Security has recently delivered evidence-based policy advice on how to transition to a more sustainable food system, and thus work towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Although the SAM focuses on the EU and the UN covers the whole globe, the conclusions reached and the recommendations provided are unequivocal: a transformation of our food system is necessary, and there is a broad scientific consensus on how to achieve this.

Through a moderated discussion between key speakers from the UN and the SAM, this webinar will explore the key recommendations made to achieve a more sustainable food system, and discuss the particular role of the EU in this global transition.

Lead speakers

  • Professor Carina Keskitalo, member of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
  • Professor Peter Jackson, chair of the SAPEA working group whose report informed the Advisors’ Opinion
  • Representatives of the UN Committee on World Food Security High-Level Panel of Experts:
    • Professor Martin Cole, steering committee chair
    • Professor Jennifer Clapp, steering committee member

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22 October, 14:00 CET

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Agnieszka Pietruczuk
Communications officer