Action Track 4 (AT4) is concentrating on the livelihoods at the various points within food systems - from the small-scale farmer to the retailer - and how we advance equity throughout. Over the past one-two months, we have started to define the nature of the tasks that AT4 will take on and how to implement them. To inform our next steps, we want to canvas ideas and create opportunities for you to participate, so we can listen to your input.
Held from November 30 – December 4, Adaptation Week is a virtual campaign that brings people together to highlight the urgency of climate adaptation and a resilient recovery. This campaign is in support of the Global Commission on Adaptation and serves as stepping stone to the Climate Adaptation Summit and COP26 in 2021.
Join the campaign throughout the week on social media and at their many events.
Shifting European Finance towards Food Systems Transformation
It is widely recognised that a radical transformation of food and agriculture systems is urgently needed in order to address converging social, economic, health and ecological crises. This webinar is hosted by Biovision Foundation, CIDSE, IPES-Food, and the AgroecologyNow group at Coventry University’s Center for Agroecology Water and Resilience (CAWR). Also in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, Coalition Contre la Faim, and DanChurchAid.
Third Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme
The Third Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme will define actions to make food environments more conducive to sustainable and healthy diets. It will also promote multi-stakeholder collaboration and raise the political importance of sustainable food systems among public and private sector leaders. This conference will be a key stepping stone towards the breakthrough UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.
The Common Agricultural Policy: Keeping the Ambition High in Europe
The EU Commission and Member States are discussing the national strategic plans on the Common Agricultural Policy: will these plans meet the environmental and social ambitions of the EU Green Deal? For Slow Food, agroecology will be key to making the deeply needed transition to sustainable food systems in Europe. An exchange will take place between representatives from the European Commission, the Ministries of Agriculture of Germany and Italy, an expert from IDDRI, a sustainable development think tank, and Slow Food farmers.
Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good | Session: Forces for Food Systems Transformation - Finance
This session is part of the 'Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good' event. The Finance Lever of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit aims to turn finance from a constraint into an enabler of food systems transformation. The goals of this session are to explore innovative approaches as well as learning about best practices and initiatives that are already happening on the ground. The session offers strategic input as the finance lever is developed.
To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. This event is held in support of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, and is organised by a multi-stakeholder group of organisations that will seek to develop concrete, multi-stakeholder input into priorities, challenges, opportunities, and game-changing solutions.
Join UNFSS and leaders of the five Action Tracks at this event.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limits of the global food industry, stressing the need to address topics such as food security, tackling food waste, re-imagining agriculture and diversifying sources of protein. This three-day conference is connecting delegates around the world to participate in high-level food sustainability discussions that could benefit both people and planet
Join global leaders across the world for a one-day conference sponsored by Feed the Future and implemented by DAI – exploring the current state and future trends in agriculture, food security, resilient populations, and technology.
Transforming agriculture and food innovation systems to win the Race to Zero
Part of the 'Race to Zero' campaign, this event by CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in partnership with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), gives you the opportunity to join a global debate on how to foster ecosystems of innovation in food, transform agriculture and build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Action Track 1 (AT1) is concentrating on the goal of ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all, and plans to look at this through three lenses – hunger, healthy diets, and food safety. Over the past one-two months, we have begun to define the nature of the tasks that AT1 will take on and how it might go about doing that. To inform our next steps, we want to canvas ideas and create opportunities for you to participate, so we can listen to your ideas and input.
A panel discussion (including the European Commission, the European Parliament, Europa Nostra and Slow Food) will then explore the connections between food, agricultural and cultural policies; along with a presentation on concrete recommendations on how to better integrate agricultural and cultural strategies.
Race to Zero: 10 Critical Transitions in Food and Land Use
Getting to net zero emissions requires a more sustainable food and land use system, and one that is fair and inclusive, but the question is how? This live event, in partnership with the Race to Zero Dialogues, will showcase how the 10 critical transitions laid out in the FOLU Growing Better Report can be turned into more resilient food systems that can deliver the change needed to boost progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
The Summit will open with a three-day interactive workshop marathon organized by a variety of bioeconomy stakeholders and cover a highly diverse range of topics. The plenary agenda on November 19-20 focuses on innovation and a sustainable bioeconomy. Join and learn the latest dynamics in global bioeconomy development and the bioeconomy’s role in addressing global crises, discovering bioinnovations, markets and consumer approaches.
The coronavirus pandemic has shaken economies, businesses and markets to their core. In every industry around the world, companies are adapting to survive and stay relevant. The 2nd edition of the Financial Times Global Boardroom will gather policymakers, CEOs, investors and other thought leaders who are stepping up to these unprecedented challenges and driving change around the world.
The High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action are convening the Race to Zero Dialogues, in close collaboration with the Marrakech Partnership. The Race To Zero Dialogues will serve as critical input to the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues from 23 November – 2 Decemeber, which are advancing work to governing the rules of the Paris Agreement. Together, both Dialogues will set the stage for the Anniversary of the Paris Agreement on 12 December as the world embarks on the ‘Race to Zero’ towards COP26 in 2021.
Join UNFSS at the event on 17 Nov 2020 (15:00 GMT):
Transforming agriculture and food innovation systems to win the Race to Zero
Second Global Summit on Food Fortification - Launch Event
Co-hosted by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Micronutrient Forum and HarvestPlus, the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification Launch Event will mobilize high-level political will to pursue the unfinished agenda on large scale fortification and biofortification; and to demonstrate high-level attention and commitment to the fortification agenda across sectors and stakeholders.
Agribusiness Incubation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cross-Regional Webinar
This is the final webinar in a series of dialogues with the objective to share results, gather stakeholder feedback and validation on a Study of Agribusiness Incubation and Acceleration in Sub-Saharan Africa. This webinar will bring together the key input and exchange from the previous sub-regional webinars held in September and October 2020. The high-level panel, composed of organisations working across Africa, will share their experience and insights.
The Brazil Africa Forum 2020 will gather global leaders, government and private sector representatives, academics and potential investors to exchange experiences and discuss the current international scenario under the theme “Overcoming the Challenges of the Pandemic: What’s next?”.
Join the UNFSS session (12:45 - 13:15 GMT-3):
Food systems after the pandemic: rethinking production and consumption to ensure sustainable development