On 12 - 13 June, 1,000 of the brightest minds in food will gather at EAT Stockholm Food Forum to discuss the crucial need for global food transformation. Attendees at this special event represent science, politics, business and civil society. At this year's Forum, there will be a smörgåsbord of SDG2 activity that can help drive a sustainable food future for all.
Here’s your guide to some of the relevant SDG2 side events and activities at this year's Eat Stockholm Forum:
TUESDAY 11 JUNE
Putting biodiversity back into food – Managing risks in food systems using the Agrobiodiversity Index
Time: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Saturnus room, 3rd floor
Shrinking biodiversity narrows farmers’ options to manage agricultural risks, and reduces our access to diverse diets. The event will discuss the role of biodiversity for sustainable, healthy and resilient food systems, and present the first Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2019: Risk and Resilience, including ten country analyses based on the tool. Hosted by Bioversity International.
The circular economy: what it is and why it matters
Time: 1.30 – 2.30 pm & 2.40 pm – 3.40 pm
Venue: Saturnus room, 3rd floor
Join this interactive session where two experts from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation will lead an exploration of the circular economy concept, from its origins and benefits, to how it is applied to different sectors of the economy, including Food.
WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE
The power of gastronomy to democratize healthy food within planetary boundaries
Times: 7.00 – 8.30 am
Venue: Lilla Stjärnrummet, 11th floor
From the National Plan for Healthy and Sustainable Gastronomy in Costa Rica to the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto, this will be a living lab for scalable solutions on how to make healthy and sustainable food options the most desirable, affordable, and easy to choose. Meet pioneers and frontrunners from four continents sharing behind-the-scenes insights and strategies. If interested in attending this event, please RSVP here. Hosted by Nordic Food Policy Lab & Hivos.
THURSDAY 13 JUNE
Setting a new global agricultural innovation agenda: consultation on the CGIAR 2030 plan
Time: 7.00 am – 8.30 am
Venue: Pluto room, 3rd floor
The task before us is momentous: a sustainable food systems revolution – as urgent as the agricultural revolution that launched the CGIAR, yet exponentially more complex. Most of the world eats too little, too much, or the wrong type food – at an unsustainable cost to environment and human health. This important consultation will seek inputs to CGIAR’s research agenda, delivery models, and partnerships needed to deliver on the SDGs. Hosted by CGIAR System Organisation.
Getting to grips with the global syndemic of obesity, undernutrition and climate change: A side event of the EAT Forum.
Time: 7.00 am - 8.30 am
Venue: Saturnus Room (3rd floor), Quality Hotel Globe
Building on the recent report of the Lancet Commission on Obesity, this interactive session will focus on breaking down silos to address the Global Syndemic of obesity, undernutrition and climate change. In particular, this event will identify synergies between issues and the platforms and opportunities for shared actions; explore trade-offs and ways to overcome policy inertia; and prioritise double and triple win policies to help reduce policy inertia and address the global syndemic. Hosted by World Obesity Federation. If interested in attending this side event, please RSVP here.
Transforming the food environment: accelerating business action on positive nutrition
Time: 7.00 am to 8.30 am
Venue: The Kronor room, 5th floor, Quality Hotel Globe (open event)
Malnutrition and unhealthy diets are important risk factors for non-communicable diseases but only addressing these through a food system lens will be successful. This means there need to be changes in what and how food is produced, marketed, and consumed. Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) has been developing insights, tools and roadmaps to support business action which will be stress tested during this interactive and dynamic session. Our speakers will share their perspectives on this work before we seek your input to further build out and strengthen the business actions.
Chefs' voices in global food conversations
As part of EAT, the Chefs' Manifesto will return with global chefs. They will be participating in a number of speaking slots over the two days. They will also be going the discussions started early in a number of activities starting 9 June in Stockholm: Driving food system change for Global Goals.