New York

The impact of food systems and nutrition patterns on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

Convene, 117 W 46th Street, New York

September 28, 2018

Alex Thomson
Anchor and Chief Correspondent, Channel 4 News, UK

9:00 – 9:40

Opening remarks

9:05 – 9:15

Jeffrey Sachs
University Professor, Columbia University; Director, SDSN; Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the SDGs

9:15 - 9:25

Paolo Barilla
Vice-Chairman, BCFN Foundation

9:25 - 9:35

Giorgio Marrapodi
Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy (MAECI)

9:40 - 11:15

Session #1 – The Global Nutrition Crisis

9:40 - 9:55

Keynote - How nutrition and the environment affect human health and Planetary health

Walter Willett
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Department of Nutrition - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

09:55 - 10:30

Panel discussion

Moderator: Gerda Verburg - United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Coordinator of the SUN Movement
David Katz
Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center Founder & President, True Health Initiative
Jessica Christine Fanzo
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins University
Robert Lustig
Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Sandro Demaio
Shauna Downs
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University of Public Health

10:30 - 10:45

Keynote - Dietary recommendations: How to stimulate healthy and sustainable practices?

Dariush Mozaffarian
Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

10:45 - 11:00

The Chef Manifesto Initiative - Chefs leading us towards Good Food (Systems)

Paul Newnham
Director, SDG2 Advocacy Hub

11:00 - 11:15

Supersize: The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st Century Agriculture in the US

George Steinmetz
Photographer, Recipient, Food Sustainability Media Award 2017

11:15 - 11:45


11:45 - 13:00

Session #2 – Food, migration and the rural development

11:50 - 12:05

Keynote - The right to food in a climate changing world

Raj Patel
Research Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, USA, Writer and Activist

12:05 - 12:15

Video contribution - Food and Migrations: the Mediterranean Perspective

Lucio Caracciolo
President, Macrogeo

12:15 – 13:00

Interview with

H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Bishop Chancellor of Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences
Shenggen Fan
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

13:00 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 – 16:30

Session #3 – Food system solutions from global to local: policies and public-private partnerships to promote change

14:00 – 14:15

Keynote - The great food transformation. Food can fix it.

Gunhild Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT

14:15 – 14:30

Keynote - Early Insights from the 2018 Food Sustainability Index

Leo Abruzzese
Senior Global Director of Public Policy, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

14:30 – 15:00

Panel discussion

Angelo Riccaboni
Member of the SDSN Leadership Council; Chair of the Santa Chiara Lab, University of Siena
Barbara Buchner
Executive Director, Climate Finance, Climate Policy Initiative
Guido Schmidt-Traub
Executive Director, UN SDSN
Roberto Ridolfi
Special Adviser on Strategy and Financing Development, FAO

15:00 – 15:20

Why Cities are Catalysts for a Sustainable Food Future

Mark Watts
Executive Director, C40 Climate Leadership Group

15:20 - 15:30

Video contribution - Sustainable food systems at cities level

Anna Scavuzzo
Vice Mayor of Milan, in charge of Food Policy

15:30 – 15:50

Panel discussion

Aline Cardoso
Municipal Secretary of Economic Development, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Linda Veldhuizen
SDSN Network Coordinator, Sustainable Agriculture and Food System
Lindsey Lusher Shute
Executive Director of National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC)

15:50 – 16:10


16:10 – 16:30

Keynote - Transforming food systems, transforming our world

Maria Helena Semedo
Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, FAO

16:30 – 16:45

Main takeaways

Ruth Richardson
Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF)

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks on next steps

Jeffrey Sachs
University Professor, Columbia University; Director, SDSN; Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the SDGs