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Urgent reformation of our food system needed

News Section Icon Published 1/19/2021

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We are excited to launch in partnership with Chatham House and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a new Chatham House report, ‘Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss’.

UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. 

Chatham House is an independent policy institute whose mission is to help governments and societies to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

Biodiversity in crisis

Biodiversity, crucial to human and planetary health, is declining faster than at any time in human history. Humanity relies on the earth’s natural systems to regulate the environment, maintain a habitable planet and produce food. Paradoxically however, the way we have been producing food over the last 50 years has been driving biodiversity loss.

On Wednesday, 3 February, during a free online event, Philip Lymbery, our Global CEO, will be joined by Inger Andersen, Executive Director at UNEP, Professor Tim Benton, Research Director at Chatham House, and Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace to present the new report.

They will review the impacts of our global food system on biodiversity, and engage in discussion about the ways in which we can achieve nature-friendly and biodiversity-supporting food production.

Join us

We invite you to join us to this special session on Wednesday, 3 February at 1 pm. Registration is open here.

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