EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health: Ag2Nut webinar co-hosted with ANH Academy
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00
Virtual - time indicated in BST (London)
The Eat-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 leading scientists from across the globe to provide targets for healthy diets and sustainable production systems. The Commission conducted a scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet, and then independently described Earth System targets for sustainability. It then assessed the impacts of shifts to healthy diets on environmental limits. Through a modelling exercise, the Commission finds that it is possible to provide healthy diets within environmental limits for all by 2050 but that achieving these targets requires significant dietary shifts, reductions in food loss and waste, and sustainable intensification of agriculture. The Commission concludes with five high level recommendations to catalyze and support food system transformation.
Dr. Jessica Fanzo and Dr. Fabrice DeClerck are co-authors of the report, and bring their expertise on nutrition, agriculture and environment. They will join us to discuss the report findings and give a backstage look into the process. While the report is being launched in over 20 locations globally this month, Jess and Fabrice bring a special launch directly to Ag2Nut, in a webinar facilitated by the Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy.
Please join the conversation, for what promises to be an illuminating discussion on food systems and nutrition!
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The webinar will last 60 minutes, beginning with a presentation and followed by a discussion/Q&A session moderated by Dr. Anna Herforth.
EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health webinar video
Dr. Jessica Fanzo
Jessica Fanzo PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Department of International Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She also serves as the Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at Hopkins, and plays key advisory roles in Johns Hopkins’ Alliance for a Healthier World on the food security and nutrition theme, as well as the Bloomberg American Health Initiative on obesity and food systems.
She is currently serving as the co-Chair for the Global Nutrition Report, and is the Team Leader for the High-Level Panel of Experts for Food Systems and Nutrition for the UN Committee on Food Security. She also serves on the Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets for Sustainable Food Systems.
Dr. Fabrice DeClerck
Dr. Fabrice DeClerck is the EAT Science Director. In this role, Dr. DeClerck leads the development of EAT’s research and synthesis science. With the Stockholm Resilience Centre, EAT’s Science Secretariat, he works closely with EAT’s partners and programs as the interface between science and practice.