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Eating Better for our Health and for the Climate

UNSCN members are collectively raising awareness about the impact of climate change on nutrition, and the potential healthy diets to mitigate climate change. Under the umbrella of the Programme on Sustainable Food Systems of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), FAO, in collaboration with UNSCN and UNEP, will host the event Sustainable Diets in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems. This technical workshop will take place from 12-13 July 2017 at FAO HQ, and will enhance the understanding of the ways and means to improve current dietary patterns and food consumption trends towards more sustainable food systems for healthy diets.

In addition to this event, FAO has been ramping up its efforts on this theme by informing Member States about the links during an upcoming event during the 40th Session of the FAO Conference. The event Making agriculture and food systems nutrition sensitive and climate smart will be held on 6 July at the FAO HQ. Co-organised with the Netherlands and UNSCN, this event aims to bring attention to the convergence between actions to address climate change and malnutrition. Examples from high-level representatives from Fiji, Uruguay and Rwanda will present options for response through a food systems approach.

If you are unable to participate to these events in person, we welcome you to join similar discussions online by registering for the UNSCN-led Nutrition and Climate Change Egroup – e-discussion Forum here. A series of events and webinars about climate change and nutrition are being organised for 2017 and will be advertised through this group, including the International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change, which will gather experts from international organizations, civil society, the private sector and youth groups in Quebec City from 24-27 September.

Additional information about UNSCN’s work on this theme is available here, including the ECOSOC Panel on Climate change and Nutrition and the event Ensuring nutritious diets in a climate constrained world.

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