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.
The third EAT Stockholm Food Forum (13-14th of June) brings together some of the world’s brightest people in the fields of science, politics, business and civil society to shift food systems towards greater sustainability, health, security, and equity.
Registration, mingle and refreshments.
2nd floor lounge
Why there is a need for change.
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.
Coffee, refreshments and time for a chat.
Transformative role of cities.
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. Additionally, 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.
Lunch, including time to stretch your legs and mingle with the other delegates.
Business and Sustainability
A provocative discussion convening business leaders to ask the tough questions about opportunities to catalyze the business community for change. It will have interactive elements with the audience. The Local EAT Award and Global EAT Innovation award will be presented at the end of this session.
Breaking Down Silos
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. This on-stage Q&A discussion will highlight how breaking down silos and facilitating government cooperation on topics such as One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) can provide scalable solutions for global nexus issues.
Coffee, refreshments and time for a chat.
Accountability and international agreements.
While 2015 was an exciting year for international policy; there are numerous existing international agreements around climate change, health, sustainability and food security. Most are not legally binding. Action, implementation, transparency and accountability seem to be the missing ingredients. This session brings together different high-level UN officials, business leaders, scientists and civil society advocates to discuss how to create a web of accountability.
Closing Day One
Closing remarks. Buses will leave for the dinner venue from 7:15 - 7:30pm. Please be prompt
Competence Forums with smaller groups: http://www.eatforum.org/article/competence-forums/
EAT in action.
This session shares the projects that EAT is involved with and highlights the work we are doing to break down siloes. 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).
Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
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?
Consumer trends; where are we heading?
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 closing remarks will be followed by drinks and hors d'oeuvre outside the plenary hall