The food sector is facing a number of challenges: malnutrition and obesity have become pandemics, more and more people speak out against factory farming and the sector is still responsible for 12-17% of the greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. However, change is on the horizon. State-of-the-art plant-based products are battling meat and fish for the centre of the plate, digitalisation enables new forms of farming and behavioural scientists are exploring how best to nudge consumers in the direction of healthy and sustainable diets.
This high-level conference, organised in partnership with EIT Food, will bring together an exciting mix of high-level speakers and a few hundred participants, including policymakers, business leaders, start-ups, civil society representatives, farmers and academics. The conference will explore different approaches to transforming the food system – be it through innovation, investment, education or consumer engagement.
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After 20 years of negotiations, 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement to limit global warming well below 2°C above pre-industrial level by the end of the century. The focus now moves to design and implementation, and success will depend on the support and contribution of all – including industries, member-states, regions, cities and citizens.
This event is exclusively for Friends of Europe’s members, EU institution representatives and media.
Raphaël Danglade, Programme Manager
Tel.: +32 2 893 98 10