The doors for the next EAT Stockholm Food Forum will open on June 11-12, 2018. Will you be one of the 500 brightest minds from science, politics, business and civil society in attendance?
Join us in Stockholm to discuss progress on solving the interconnected challenges of climate, sustainability and health and take action on transforming our global food system. Our forums are a breeding ground for uncommon collaborations, new research, new solutions and new connections.
Poor diets are now the leading global risk factor for disease, whilst the agricultural sector is the single biggest contributor to climate change, deforestation and loss of biodiversity. If current trends in population growth and changes in dietary preferences persist, the world will need to produce 50% more food by 2050, creating unsustainable pressure on natural resources. Addressing these issues is a pressing concern and the potential for positive change is vast.
Celebrating its 5th year of collaborative global impact, the 2018 forum will delve into headline challenges to food systems transformation and provide a neutral platform for engaging in disruptive discussions on the trade-offs and solutions needed. Creating healthy diets from sustainable food systems will take center stage at the Forum, linking to the work of the EAT-Lancet Commission. In 2018, the Commission will publish its inaugural report in the Lancet, presenting concrete science targets for defining a healthy diet and a sustainable food system – and showing how to take action for a better food future.
Over the past four years, we have convened a diverse range of dynamic speakers in Stockholm to share solutions and motivate commitment, including Bill Clinton (Former President, United States), Jamie Oliver (Celebrity Chef and Food Revolutionary), H.E. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (President, the Republic of Mauritius), Paul Polman (CEO, Unilever), Professor Dariush Mozaffarian (Dean, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy), Yolanda Kakabadse (President, WWF International), Sir Bob Geldof (Musician, Activist, Founder Band Aid & Live Aid), Sir Robert Watson (Chair, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), Dr. Uma Valeti (CEO, Memphis Meats) and Dr. Kanayo Nwanze (Former President of International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD).
EAT’s vision is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable, accessible and attractive to all. Together we can turn that vision into reality. We hope to see you in Stockholm!
Further details on the program and additional speakers will follow soon.
«Food might seem like our greatest global threat, but it’s actually our single biggest opportunity» Dr. Alessandro Demaio, Medical Officer, World Health Organization