International agreements, increasing urbanization and climate change are putting pressure on the global food system. The annual Chatham House food conference will address the specific challenges that need to be overcome to improve sustainability and food security, deliver carbon reductions in the food system, and the role of policy, industry and civil society in achieving these goals.
Discussion topics will include:
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the COP21 climate change commitments – In order to satisfy these agreements, how will food production and consumption approaches need to be reassessed by countries, companies and individuals? Key areas for improvement include tackling food waste, changing consumption and improving the ecological efficiency of food production.
- Demographic shifts and increasing urbanization – These are furthering the need for, and accelerating, changes to farming systems. Methods for adaption to a low carbon, urbanized world and the potential for entrepreneurial approaches and new technologies to generate solutions will be assessed.
- Sustainable development and resilience - To ensure food security and economic development, resilience must be improved. As climate risk grows, how can investment be mobilized to help prevent serious disruption and what risk management mechanisms, including insurance, are available?
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Contact Person:||Dora Rencoret|
|Organizer Address 1||Chatham House|
|Organizer Address 2||10 St James's Square|
|Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)|
|Organizer Zip or Postal Code||SW1Y 4LE|
|Organizer Country||United Kingdom|
|Organizer Phone||+44 (0)20 7314 2785|
|Structural makeup||Data not provided|
|Host Sponsor; Other Sponsors||Chatham House - The Royal Institute of International Affairs|
|Event Site/Venue||Royal Society of Arts|
|Event sold out?||No|
|Multiple locations or dates?||No|
|Statistics available for most recent event held in:||NA|
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|Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?||Yes|
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|Can one register for your CE on your web site?||NA|
|Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?||Yes|
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|Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?||No|
|If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?||NA|
|Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?||No|
|Will there be shuttle service available?||NA|