On the 30th of November 2015, representatives from governments and other institutions around the world will meet in Paris seeking a new global agreement on action on climate change. The future of our global food systems will be shaped by the decisions made at this meeting.
In Australia, action is needed to ensure that our national food systems can continue to supply plenty of nutritious, affordable and accessible foods in a way that is not damaging to the natural environment. Action is also needed to encourage humans to consume in ways that are good for the environment. Accompanying these environmental challenges are the ongoing problems of diet-related poor health and chronic diseases.
The National Forum on the 24th November will lay out what can and needs to be done by consumers, food industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors based on empirical findings from two complementary Australian Research Council funded environmental sustainability – nutrition research projects: “FOODPRINT” and “SUSTAIN”.
For more information and the list of speakers, click here.
Registration by 20 November 2015 is required.