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Events

From educational webinars to global summits, events related to our food systems provide opportunities for learning and conversations to move us toward action. 

 

 

 

01 Dec 2021
08:45
Tokyo, Japan

Nutrition for Growth Summit

The Nutrition for Growth Summit will be an important opportunity to set the world on a path to achieving the SDG targets – in particular, to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 and to strengthen the link between diet, food systems and health. The goal is to galvanize commitments from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor agencies and the UN to end malnutrition in all of its forms.

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01 Nov 2021
09:00
Glasgow, Scotland

UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will take place in November 2021 in Glasgow.

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17 May 2021
22:00
Kunming, China

UN Biodiversity Conference

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is also anticipated that the final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be taken, together with decisions on related topics including capacity building and resource mobilization.

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Convention on Biological Diversity 15
25 Jan 2021
08:45
Virtual

Climate Adaptation Summit

The Netherlands government will host an online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS Online) on 25 January 2021. CAS Online will build on the advances of the UN Climate Action Summit by showcasing pioneering solutions to the climate emergency, and sustaining momentum through to UNFCCC’s COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.

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Climate Adaption Summit 2021
07 Dec 2020
12:00
Virtual

Fourth International Conference on Global Food Security

The Fourth International Conference on Global Food Security will address the topic of food security from the local level to the global level, and from an interdisciplinary and systemic food systems perspective. The conference will address the triple burden of malnutrition: hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. With an eye towards furthering progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the conference will aim to deepen understanding of the environmental, nutritional, agricultural, demographic, socio-economic, political, technological and institutional drivers, costs and outcomes of food security.

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03 Dec 2020
10:00
Virtual

Tokyo Forum – Shaping the Future

The Forum will be focusing on “Global Commons Stewardship in the Anthropocene”. Leaders from all over the world and across different sectors – academia, government, industry and NPOs – will come together virtually to discuss the current state of our global society, and envision a future towards the stewardship of the Global Commons. Topics will include circulation of resources such as water and food that are essential to our lives, as well as what can be done in our daily lives and community.

Join UNFSS at this event.

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01 Dec 2020
14:00
Virtual

Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork

Resetting the future of food is possible and with this aim, the Barilla Foundation and Food Tank will present concrete solutions to rethink our food systems from farm to fork. The event will highlight the critical role of farmers in feeding the world and managing natural resources; food business in progressing towards the 2030 Agenda; and chefs in re-designing food experiences. The prospects of technology and innovation, the role of food as prevention, and the most recent policy developments - including the EU Farm to Fork Strategy - will also be discussed. These discussions will help set the stage for 2021 United Nations Food System Summit.

Join UNFSS at this event.

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01 Dec 2020
08:00
Virtual

Action Track 4 Public Forum

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.

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25 Nov 2020 to 03 Dec 2020
13:00 to 15:00
Virtual

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.

Join UNFSS at this event on November 25.

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24 Nov 2020
10:30
Virtual

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.

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23 Nov 2020
16:15
Virtual

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.

 

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23 Nov 2020 to 24 Nov 2020
07:00 to 18:00
Virtual

Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

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.

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21 Nov 2020
08:00
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

G20 Summit 2020

G20 leaders will gather in Saudi Arabia for their fifteenth annual meeting. This year’s theme is “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All.” Food systems will be on the agenda.

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18 Nov 2020 to 20 Nov 2020
12:00 to 15:00
Virtual

Sustainable Foods Conference

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 UNFSS in the session (12:00 GMT):

Food and the SDGS

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18 Nov 2020
07:00
Virtual

2020 ICT for Ag

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.

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17 Nov 2020
15:00
Virtual

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.

Join UNFSS at this event.

 

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Race to Zero Dialogue
17 Nov 2020
14:00
Virtual

Action Track 1 Public Forum

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.

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Food Systems Summit Action Track Forum
17 Nov 2020
11:00
Virtual

Food and Cultural Heritage: An EU Policy Perspective

Participants will be invited to explore the online exhibition “What you didn’t know existed” featuring some of Slow Food’s Ark of Taste products.

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.

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17 Nov 2020
10:00
Virtual

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.

Join UNFSS at this event.

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16 Nov 2020 to 20 Nov 2020
08:00 to 15:00
Virtual

Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020

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.

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