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Millions of people from the 16 most climate-vulnerable countries rely on agriculture but lack access to clean energy. Leading countries which generate most of the GHG emissions must do their part to help combat this climate and agriculture challenge, writes UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata and Kristina Skierka, CEO of Power For All.
Today, the UN World Food Programme's live Hunger Map aggregates 957 million people across 93 countries who do not have enough to eat. Of the factors driving global hunger, climate is the one that can best be predicted using science. As countries are re-grouping to think about ways in which the COVID-19 crisis can be used as a springboard to build more resilient societies, climate foresight and preventive planning need to be part of the equation.
The roots of high levels of obesity are complex. Food environments are influenced by the marketing of unhealthy products to children, as well as agricultural policies, climatic conditions, cultural and social factors and policies that impact trade. While these roots to obesity rates are complex, addressing obesity is important not only from a food and nutrition perspective, but also as a key strategy for building resilience and preventing future pandemics.
The UN Food Systems Summit competition ‘Best Small Business: Good Food for All’ will identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises from across the world transforming food systems for a better tomorrow. Running from April 29 to June 4, the Summit will spotlight winners as the “Best 50 Small Businesses: Good Food for All”, as well as a share of US$100,000 in prize money.
Gathering youth voices from around the world, the Global Youth Summit Dialogue - Good Food For All invites a curated group of 100 youth for a discussion on the future of our food systems. The Dialogue aims to gather and discuss a range of ideas as well as trigger a series of conversations thereafter to drive local action. Join us by watching live from 15:00 CEST.
In the lead-up to the Summit, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has arranged a symposium where speakers will discuss high-impact innovations that are radically transforming food systems for the better. Game-changing innovations and high-impact solutions have the potential to radically transform the food system into a more sustainable, inclusive, nutritious and resilient one. Join from 17:00 CEST.