The global crisis of 2020 has made
every one of us aware that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for future food
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
Over 240 participants attended the live session from 36 countries which was moderated by Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the Cardiff AE Hub, and hosted by SAPEA. The discussant was Sir Mark Walport, the incoming Chair of the Cardiff Hub Steering Group.
A new report from SAPEA lays out the social science evidence on how a transition in our food systems can happen in an inclusive, just and timely way. The SAPEA report is accompanied by a systematic review on the food policy ecosystem, conducted by Cardiff University and overseen by Academia Europaea.
The SAPEA Evidence Review Report A sustainable food system for the European Union provides an evidence base for the Scientific Opinion of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. It was requested by the European College of Commissioners and written by a multidisciplinary group of leading scientists, nominated by academies across Europe.
Esther Dorado Ladera, the Hub’s Executive Officer for Projects, has left the AE Cardiff Hub.
Esther joined the Hub in September 2017 and has been a valuable part of the Hub team. In particular, she has been recognised for her outstanding work on outreach and impact in SAPEA. Esther and her endless skills will be very much missed!
A seminar hosted by Academia Europaea Bergen Hub assesses the findings of the SAPEA report ‘Making sense of science for policy’ and reflects on what insights might be applied to science advice in Norway
Optimising the relationship between scientists and policymakers, publishing a code of good practice on science advice and involving stakeholders more effectively are all ways of strengthening science advice for policy, according to the panel at a European Commission meeting in Brussels on 26th September.