Event title: Food Systems at Risk: What to Look Out for and How to Assess Levels and Trends (UNFSS+2 side event)
Event time: Tuesday 25th July, 08:00-09:00 CEST / 13:00-14:00 Bangkok time
Registration on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/FoodSysRisks
Risk-informed implementation of food systems transformation pathways is critical for building resilient, healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems.
Climate change, conflicts, epidemics, trade disruptions, price shocks, and other compounding crises have highlighted the multifaceted vulnerability of food systems. The Ukraine crisis and the repercussions of COVID-19 have contributed to a sharp rise in food and energy prices, precipitating food insecurity, poverty, and inequality. Climate change has exacerbated the situation with extended droughts, flooding and extreme weather events, impacting the most vulnerable among us. On the other hand, food systems contribute significantly to climate change and environmental degradation, which in turn compromises human health and wellbeing. Assessing food system risks is critical to building resilient, healthy, sustainable and equal food systems.
Organized by ESCAP and WFP, this event will discuss food system risks to look out for and some countries’ approaches to addressing these risks. It will introduce a practical tool that provides insights into food system risk drivers and trends which can support policymakers and development partners to identify key areas for policy interventions.
This is a virtual side event of the first UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment taking place on 25-27 July 2023. Registration is free and open to all.