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FAO Conference 40th Session

Making Agriculture and Food Systems Nutrition‐sensitive and Climate-smart: A win‐win for the Sustainable Development Goals

Iraq Room (FAO Headquarters)
06.07.2017
 Rome time

FAO CONFERENCE 40TH SESSION - Side Event

 

Ensuring a better integration of nutrition considerations in climate change planning processes and an equal consideration of climate change impacts (along with dietary impacts) in nutrition as part of the formulation of agriculture, health and nutrition policies, will be essential for future planning processes. Increasing financial investments will be critical for enabling synergies between nutrition‐sensitive and climate‐smart agriculture and food systems.

 

The objective of the side event is to bring attention to the convergence between actions to address climate change and malnutrition, and present options for response through a food systems approach illustrated by country examples.

 

Guest speaker

H.R.H. Princess Viktória de Bourbon de Parme, Patron of Save the Children the Netherlands.

 

Moderator

H.E. Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

 

Welcome remarks:

Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO.

 

• Nutrition challenges in Mozambique - H.R.H. Princess Viktória de Bourbon de Parme, Patron of Save the Children the Netherlands.

• Peru: Experiences in food security within the context of climate change - H.E. José Manuel Hernández Calderón, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Peru.

• Nutrition and climate change at the global level – Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance.

• Fiji: Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) facing the dual challenge of climate change and unhealthy diets – what can be done? - Hon. Viam Pillay, Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Fiji.

• Morocco: Mainstreaming nutrition and climate change in sustainable food and agriculture - Lahcen Kenny, Professor, Agronomy and Veterinary Institute Hassan II, ‘Complexe Horticole d’Agadir’ (CHA).

• Global Environment Facility (GEF): Financing opportunities for nutrition-sensitive and climate-smart food systems - Jeffrey Griffin, Senior Coordinator, GEF Unit, FAO.

• EAT Foundation: Healthy diets within planetary boundaries - Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and President, EAT Foundation.

 

Open discussion.

 

Closing remarks: H.E. Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

 

Topics: Climate change,Conference-Council,Nutrition
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