FAO Liaison Office with the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium

Achieving SDG 2 without breaching the 1.5 °C threshold: A global roadmap


The FAO Liaison Office in Brussels is organizing an in-person event in Brussels to present the main outputs of the FAO Roadmap Achieving SDG 2 without Breaching the 1.5 °C Threshold, launched during COP28, in Dubai, last December.  

The event serves as a crucial platform to engage in discussions, strategy development, and commitment to the FAO Roadmap, and it seeks to inspire shared responsibility and tangible actions, emphasizing the urgency of transforming agrifood systems for a sustainable, hunger-free future within the 1.5 °C threshold.

The urgency of our time is evident in the stark statistics: 738.9 million people faced hunger in 2022, with 2.4 billion being food insecure and over 3.1 billion lacking access to healthy diets. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges, adding 120 million to the chronically undernourished. The FAO's roadmap addresses this urgency, recognizing the interconnected crises tied to agrifood systems, which are the source of 30 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.

The event is open to FAO and UN Members Representatives, recognized Inter-Governmental Organizations, as well as Non-State actors from FAO and UN Members.

Date: 29 February 2024

Time: 16:30 to 18:00 CET 

Location: L42, Rue de la Loi 42, 1040 Brussels

Register HERE

Speakers include:
- Raschad Al-Khafaji, Director of the FAO Liaison Office in Brussels 
- David Laborde, Director, FAO, Agrifood Economics and Policy Division 
- Joke Schauvliege, Vice-President of the Flemish Parliament and Member of the Committee of the Regions
- Andrea Alfieri, Deputy Head of Unit, Agrifood Systems and Fisheries, DG INTPA, European Commission 
- Luc Jacobs, Ambassador and Belgian Special Envoy for Climate and Environment, Belgian Presidency of the Council 
- Marion Picot, Secretary-General, CEJA