Climate Change and Nutrition

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), jointly organized by FAO and WHO, was convened at FAO Headquarters in Rome, from 19-21 November 2014. Under the theme “Better Nutrition, Better Lives”, endorsed the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action.

The Rome Declaration on Nutrition recognized the multiple challenges of malnutrition to inclusive and sustainable development and to health and enshrined the right of everyone to have access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food, and commits governments to preventing malnutrition in all its forms, including hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

The Declaration acknowledged that current food systems were being increasingly challenged to provide adequate, safe, diversified and nutrient rich food for all that contributed to healthy diets due to different constraints posed by resource scarcity and environmental degradation, as well as by unsustainable production and consumption patterns.

The declaration provided a common vision for global action to end all forms of malnutrition and reaffirmed that coordinated action among different actors, across all relevant sectors at international, regional, national and community levels, needed to be supported through cross-cutting and coherent policies, programmes and initiatives, including social protection, to address the multiple burdens of malnutrition and to promote sustainable food systems;

The Declaration recognized 1) the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security was fostered through sustainable, equitable, accessible in all cases, and resilient and diverse food systems; 2) food systems, including all components of production, processing and distribution should be sustainable, resilient and efficient in providing more diverse foods in an equitable manner, with due attention to assessing environmental and health impacts;

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EAT-Lancet Commission Launch

17/01/2019 - Thursday, January 17, 201914:30 – 16:00The Aula, University of Oslo, Karl Johans Gate 47 Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary [...]

EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

17/01/2019 - Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability, however our current trajectories threaten both. The EAT–Lancet Commission addresses the [...]

International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

07/12/2018 - Deadline: 28 February 2019 FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit nominations for the International Innovation Award for [...]

IFPRI Seminar: Climate resilience, sustainable food systems and healthy diets: Can we have it all?

17/10/2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (EDT) IFPRI  | 1201 Eye St. NW  | 12th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 The upcoming COP23 will focus attention on how to achieve the [...]

International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change

24/09/2017 - From September 24 to 27, the Québec government, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will host the International Symposium on Food Security [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Sustainable Diets for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

13/09/2017 - Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing all nations today leading to not only environmental but also economic and social consequences. It has increased the risk of weather-related [...]

Making Agriculture and Food Systems Nutrition‐sensitive and Climate-smart

06/07/2017 - Side Event to the 40th Session of FAO Conference hosted by FAO, The Netherlands and UNSCN Transforming food systems to become more nutrition-sensitive and climate-smart calls for multiple [...]

Policy Guidance Series - Strengthening Sector Policies for Better Food Security and Nutrition Results

01/06/2017 -   Achieving the food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture goals by 2030 requires a coordinated set of actions on a number of fronts: coherent policies and programmes, an increase of [...]

Climate change and variability: What are the risks for nutrition, diets, and food systems?

01/05/2017 - Climate change and variability: What are the risks for nutrition, diets, and food systems? uses a food systems approach to analyse the bidirectional relationships between climate change and food and [...]

ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting Panel on Climate change and Nutrition

20/04/2017 - In a world challenged by climate change and a growing population, with evolving food demands and a variety of health challenges, we need to be smarter and fairer about what and how we produce and [...]

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