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UN Food Systems Summit Releases Potential Solutions For Local, Regional And Global Action


Net-zero emissions from food and land use, reimagining
school meals and advancing healthy diets will be on the
agenda at the Pre-Summit next month

The UN Food
Systems Summit has revealed the 15 action areas with more
than 50 solution clusters that will serve as a key element
to underpin discussions at the Pre-Summit gathering in Rome,
Italy from July 26-28.

Each action area, developed by
more than 500 members of the Summit’s five Action Tracks,
represents a cluster of game-changing propositions that aim
to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by
transforming entire food systems. 

The
solutions, published on the online
Summit Community
, are an extensive menu of possible
actions expected to support Member States as they work
through national pathways for food systems transformation.
They will also help inspire new coalitions and commitments
from governments and their partners in all constituencies to
support delivery of these pathways around the world, many of
which will be formalised and announced at the UN Food
Systems Summit in September in New York.

The
solutions were refined from more than 2,000 ideas proposed
during 18 months of dialogues, surveys and open fora with
Indigenous Peoples, youth, producers, researchers, NGOs and
governments, and represent key areas to address some of the
world’s most pressing issues, from hunger and poverty to
climate change.

Among the game-changing solutions are
initiatives to reimagine school meals programmes as well as
proposals to include the cost of a healthy diet when
calculating poverty lines.

A Global Food Safety
Indicator to monitor and reduce foodborne illness will also
be considered along with a Responsible Meat initiative to
incorporate environmental performance, working conditions
and animal welfare into production and
consumption.

Initial ideas for new partnerships
include an Indigenous Peoples Food Systems Trust, a
Coalition for African Youth in Agriculture, and a Food and
Land Net Zero Country Alliance, in which countries would
commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from food and
land use by 2050.

Other solutions include the
development of deforestation-free supply chains, and
subsidies redirected towards sustainable production and
consumption.

Notes to
editors

Join some of the experts who have helped
shape these emerging solutions and hear first-hand about the
innovations that will get the world back on track to deliver
the SDGs through more resilient, inclusive and sustainable
food systems.

Speakers will give media briefings and
take questions at the following times:

  • EUROPE
    & AFRICA: 11am CEST, Monday, June 28 (register)
  • ASIA-PACIFIC:
    3.30pm IST, Wednesday June 30 (live)
  • AMERICAS:
    2pm EDT, Wednesday, June 30 (register)

The
Food Systems Pre-Summit
is being held in Rome under the
leadership of the Secretary-General and in partnership with
the Government of Italy from July 26 to July 28 before the
Summit in September.

Journalists can register for
news updates from the Summit here
and apply for accreditation for the Pre-Summit here.

For
more information, contact FSScommunications@un.org

About
the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

The UN Food
Systems Summit was announced by the UN Secretary-General,
Antonio Guterres, on World Food Day last October as a part
of the Decade of Action for delivery on the SDGs by 2030.
The aim of the Summit is to deliver progress on all 17 of
the SDGs through a food systems approach, leveraging the
interconnectedness of food systems to global challenges such
as hunger, climate change, poverty and inequality. More
information about the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit and list
of Advisory Committee and Scientific Group members can be
found online: https://www.un.org/foodsystemssummit

 

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