The Program

EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2016 Full Program



Conference Lounge 2nd floor




The next 15 years will be decisive for people and the planet. Setting the stage, this session will give a state of the union style address on health, environment and food security.


Femi Oke

State of the Union style address

Professor Johan Rockström, Pavan Sukhdev

The Frontlines of Climate Change

Hons. Tuila’epa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

Rural Development and Agriculture

Kanayo F. Nwanze

Climate Justice

Mary Robinson




Cities are where the future happens first. More than half of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas and this is increasing. By 2030, China’s cities alone will be home to nearly one billion people. This trend is echoed globally from Nigeria to Indonesia. With megacities are on the rise. If managed well, the potential benefits of this urban growth are substantial. Due to their nature, cities (and local governments) have the ability to adapt faster and implement impactful solutions that can have global consequences.

Opportunities of Cities

Professor Tim Lang

Ensuring adequate access to safe and nutritious food for the urban poor

Jamie Morrison

Financing Climate Change Solutions

Dr. Naoko Ishii

C40 EAT Food Systems Network

Mark Watts

The Food Revolution

Jamie Oliver

Questions will be taken from the audience -- be prepared! We will have a team with microphones!

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The Money:

Zeinab Badawi, Azita Shariati, Dr. Michael Grosse, Matt Kovac, Stefan Catsicas

A provocative panel debate convening business leaders to ask the tricky questions about opportunities to catalyze the business community for change. It will have interactive elements with the audience via twitter #EATforum @eatforum

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Change starts with great ideas combined with action… this session rewards entrepreneurs or practitioners who are taking innovation around food challenges to the next level. The Nordic countries are in a privileged situation when it comes to antibiotic resistance. Such a situation has been achieved through clear policies and foreseeing professional practice. The Nordic countries were among the first to phase out the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in animal production – many years before the agreement on a EU level ban. However, it remains a complex global problem.

Importance of Innovators and "out of the box" solutions

José María Figueres Olsen

Local EAT Award announcement

Torgeir Silseth

Prize provided by Mats Paulsson is 25,000 USD

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AMR & Global Perspective

John Arne Røttingen

Discussion on AMR with the Minister

Bent Høie, John Arne Røttingen




While 2015 was an exciting year for international policy; there are numerous existing international agreements around climate change, health, sustainability and food security. Action, implementation, transparency and accountability seem to be the missing ingredients.

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SDGs & business

Paul Polman

Taking national ownership of the SDGs

Jonas Gahr Støre

Action on Nutrition

Dr Francesco Branca

Climate Agreements:
Obstacles, opportunities & what is next

Richard Kinley

Challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and need to action international agreements

H.E. Caleb Otto

Closing remarks

Richard Horton



Note: Buses will leave for dinner venue from 7:15-7:30 pm


The Ideas:

Interactive discussions or workshops in smaller groups.




This session shares the projects that EAT is involved with, partnerships and actions taken globally. Additionally, the global launch for the 2016 Global Nutrition Report (an annual stock-take of the state of the world’s nutrition) will kick off in Stockholm. There will be 3 simultaneous launches – New Delhi (India), Nairobi (Kenya) and Washington DC (USA).


Femi Oke

Time for action! Creating partnerships for implementation

John Kufuor

Changes to EAT and projects

Jonathan Farnell, Clare Matterson

Launch of the Global Nutrition Report

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Findings of the Global Nutrition Report

Dr. Corinna Hawkes

Global Nutrition Report Panel on Commitments, Solutions, Messages and Outputs

Juliana Lunguzi, Peggy Liu, Dr. Corinna Hawkes, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

How to work across government to implement solutions

Gabriel Wikström


Dag Hvaring




Towards a global sustainable food system

WBCSD and EAT gathering members and partners with a key interest in this working space. The event is invitation only -- please email if you would like to attend but haven't been invited. Space is limited (room: C1&C2 on 2nd floor). This session will start at 3pm sharp and end at 6pm.


Today, there is enough food for everyone on the planet, yet almost 800 million people go hungry. Over two billion people do not get sufficient vitamins and minerals in their diets (micronutrient deficiencies) and another two billion people are overweight or obese. We know that 30–50 percent of all food produced never reaches a human stomach. In 2050, we have to feed more than nine billion people on a warmer planet, with lower yields. Food production is the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. This session challenges participants to rethink the food systems from planet to plate – what actions are needed to build resilience into global food systems? How can multiple goals be met through common strategies?

Bringing pieces of the puzzle together

Ruth Richardson

On-stage interview

Michael Pollan

Insects as source of protein

Kees Aarts

School Gardens

Laura Turner Seydel

Holding Food Systems Accountable

Dr. Anthony D. So

Policy Coherence:
Right to Food for the Future

Hilal Elver




Innovations, technology solutions, and consumer trends will be explored with the focus on what is needed to shift towards a sustainable, healthy and secure future.

The Gap between intention and action

Olivier Oullier

Sustainable Consumption and Production

Edda Fernández Luiselli

Community farming and Food is the new internet

Kimbal Musk

Making the food system work for over 9 Billion Healthy People?

Frank Rijsberman, Michiel Bakker, Sam Kass, Allison Ammeter, Ole Hansen, Bruce M. Kahn, PhD

Consumer Power

Alejandro Calvillo

Turning global Risks to Opportunities:
Business case for co-creation, open innovation & opportunity mindset

Bjørn Kj. Haugland

Thank you and see you next year

Professor Johan Rockström

About EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2016

EAT Stockholm Food Forum took place in Sweden on June 13th – 14th 2016, at the Clarion Hotel Sign. The third Forum brought together some of the world’s brightest people in the fields of science, business politics and civil society to shift food systems towards greater sustainability, security, and equity within the boundaries of our planet. In 2016, the forum covered consumption and production patterns, cities, accountability, agriculture and innovation across the food industry.

Speakers came from a range of backgrounds –  from Small Island Developing States to cities – including CEOs of leading food producers to consumer activists.

Read more about the program here.

Apply to attend the forum here.

The speakers and panelists