Forum 2018

9th INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON FOOD AND NUTRITION
Enabling Food Systems Transformation towards the SDGs

Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan

Enabling Food Systems Transformation towards the SDGs

World population keeps growing; obesity is rising to the highest level, while food insecurity is forcing people to migrate. Food is wasted instead of feeding the hungry.

We have to tackle such challenges now. It is the only way to ensure a future for humankind, for our Planet, for each of us.

Together we have paved the way for answering concretely the most critical questions for the future of food sustainability.

Food and nutrition are defining features of the 21st century and can contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

For this to happen, we need a better understanding of how food systems and nutrition patterns will impact and/or contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the roles of international organizations, governments, research and academia, civil society and private sector in this process.

The 9th edition of the BCFN International Forum on and Nutrition was held on November 27-28, 2018. It have been provided a unique opportunity to advance food, nutrition and sustainability in this Agenda, and better explore the relationship between food systems, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, development and migration.

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THIRD EDITION OF THE FOOD SUSTAINABILITY INDEX: 67 COUNTRIES AND NEW INDICATORS IN LINE WITH THE SDGs

BCFN and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have presented the third edition of the Food Sustainability Index, the tool that helps identify the countries in which food is "really good", beyond taste. The 34 countries ranked in 2017 (representing 85% of the global GDP and 2/3 of the world's population), are joined by 33 new entries, a total of 67 countries. The study include the remaining countries of the EU-28 group and 14 new African countries, however, the work method has been updated in light of new economic indicators and the SDGs Index.

FOOD AND CITIES: A STUDY THAT MAPS THE POLICIES IN PLACE TO MAKE FOOD SYSTEMS SUSTAINABLE

Over 50% of the world's population lives in cities and the figure will reach 80% by 2050. As the population grows, so does the demand for food. A scenario that the current food systems will not be able to cope with. BCFN and MUFPP (Milan Urban Food Policy Pact) present the study “Cibo e Città” (Food and Cities), an analysis of the role that cities play in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The study, conducted in collaboration with international experts and authorities from the different cities, will look at 7 cities: New York, Rio de Janeiro, Milan, Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Seoul and Sidney, and also focus on the European Union. It will take a picture of the situation and challenges that urban food systems will have to face (with an eye on the possible solutions to adopt to obtain effective results), including recommendations for the other cities.

SU-EATABLE LIFE: BY EATING WELL WE HELP THE PLANET. ENVIRONMENT IMPACT AND EATING HABITS

Adopting a healthy and sustainable diet could save the equivalent of 2900 Gt of CO2 emissions per person per day, or the equivalent of 535 Mt of CO2 emissions and 200 billion of m3 of water per year, considering Europe's entire population. The SU-Eatable Life project, a three-year initiative financed by the European Commission, was created for this purpose: reduce CO2 emissions and water consumption related to food consumption in Europe, by addressing the issue in company and university canteens. BCFN will lead the European project, working with Greenapes, Wageninen University and Sustainable Restaurant Association. SU-Eatable Life's objective is to demonstrate, through experiments carried out at universities and company canteens, that by implementing an easy and ready-to-use information system, it is possible to get EU citizens involved in correcting their diet, with benefits for our environment and personal health.
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