REINVENTING THE FOOD SYSTEM
A new policy agenda to tackle the global syndemic of obesity, undernutrition and climate change
3 April 2019 • 2pm – 5.30pm • Eurostation (Brussels)
Organised by the World Obesity Federation, Sciensano (Belgian institute for health), iPES Food and European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
Three of today’s most pertinent challenges to health and well-being – obesity, undernutrition and climate change – represent a global syndemic. This means three pandemics which are interconnected and require integrated solutions at local, national, European and international levels.
A new generation of policies should focus on the intersection of these three challenges and be designed to produce multiple benefits at once. But this is easier said than done: societal transition means overcoming trade-offs, competing interests and other system lock-ins.
Inspired by the recent report of the Lancet Commission on the Global Syndemic of obesity, undernutrition and climate change, this event will explore how a synergistic food policy agenda can be promoted from local to European level. What are the opportunities for change – from production to consumption – during the next European Union mandate?
MORE INFORMATION ON AGENDA AND SPEAKERS AVAILABLE SOON
Wednesday 3rd April
Followed by a reception
Eurostation – Room Storck
Ernest Blerotstraat 1 Rue Ernest Blerot, 1070 Brussels