Food policy at a time of crisis: what should the future look like?

Food policy at a time of crisis: what should the future look like?

Webinar, 16th October 2020, 14:00-15:00 CEST, 13:00-14:00 BST


The global crisis of 2020 has made every one of us aware that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for future food policy.     

How have we arrived at where we are now, in terms of the food we eat, where we source it and the impact it has on our planet?  What should a transformed future look like?  What actions can we all take, collectively and individually, to bring about a sustainable and fair food system that is better for our health, the environment, society and the economy? 

About the webinar

Our distinguished panel of experts share their vision for radical system change and set out their views on the workable ways forward that are needed to achieve it.  You, the global audience, will be able to pose questions and contribute to the debate.

Our expert panellists

The Chair and moderator is Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President of Academia Europaea.

This webinar is a collaboration between SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies), Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub. The webinar is designed to support:

  • World Food Day, 16th October. #WorldFoodDay is launching a call for global solidarity to help the most vulnerable people to recover and make food systems more sustainable, stronger and resilient to shocks.
  • EU Green Week 2020, 19th – 22nd October. #EUGreenWeek focuses on the theme of nature and biodiversity.

Sustainable food system webinars

This event is part of the SAPEA webinar series on sustainable food systems.

The following event, Towards a sustainable food system: the EU’s role in the global transition, takes place on 22nd October.

More about AE Cardiff’s work in Sustainable Food Systems

As a member of the consortium of European academies (SAPEA), Academia Europaea collaborated with ALLEA in the production of the Sustainable Food Systems evidence review. The Cardiff Hub led the systematic review on Sustainable Food Systems for the project and put together an advisory panel. The reports are available here.

Updated 25th September 2020. For further information please contact
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