Food security and nutrition are seen as essential to sustainable development. Indeed, without adequate nutrition and food provision, populations are made susceptible to greater costs in health, both physical and financial, as well as face greater challenges in gaining education and employment. For this reason, the 2030 Agenda’s SDG 2, ‘Zero Hunger’, seeks to achieve food security for all, including the 795 million people who currently suffer from hunger worldwide, as well as future generations who are anticipated to experience immense agricultural pressure due to expected population growth. In addressing food security it is important to recognize and understand the nexus between sustainable agriculture and its different threats – primarily human activities causing degradation and destruction of ocean and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as impacts of climate change. An integrated approach is hereby crucial to resolving and strengthening sustainable agriculture for a food secure future.
Meeting: Ensuring that no one is left behind – Food security and sustainable agriculture, climate action, sustainable oceans and terrestrial ecosystems – adopting a nexus approach
Date/Time/Location: 12 July, 2016; 10:00 – 11:30; Conference Room 4
Speakers: H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN and Vice President of ECOSOC; H.E. Mr. Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues, Seychelles; Ms. Deborah Fulton, Secretary at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS); Ms. Evelyn Nguleka, President, World Farmer’s Organization; Ms. Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel, President of the Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change; Mr. Jake, Rice, Chief Scientist, Emiritus at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Written By: Lena Courcol