The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Chatham House and Compassion in World Farming are excited to launch in partnership, a new Chatham House report, ‘Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss’.
Biodiversity, crucial to human and planetary health, is declining faster than at any time in human history. Humanity relies on the earth’s natural systems to regulate the environment, maintain a habitable planet and produce food. Paradoxically, however, the way we have been producing food over the last 50 years has been driving biodiversity loss.
Join this special session where we will review the impacts our global food system has on biodiversity and explore the ways in which we can achieve nature-friendly and biodiversity-supporting food production, in an engaging discussion.
Susan Gardner, Director - Ecosystems Division, UNEP
Professor Tim Benton, Research Director – Emerging Risks, Chatham House
Philip Lymbery, Global CEO, Compassion in World Farming
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
A panel discussion will follow with Louise Mabulo, Founder - The Cacao Project, and Lana Weidgenant, Vice-Chair of Shifting to Sustainable Consumption Patterns, UN Food Systems Summit.
The event will be moderated by James Lomax, UN Food Systems & Agriculture Adviser, UNEP, and Secondee to the UN Food Systems Summit Secretariat.