Today’s food and land-use systems are unsustainable in every country. Without deep changes in food production, distribution systems, a focus on nutrition and health, water use, biodiversity management and other dimensions of food and land-use systems, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change cannot be achieved.
The session will be an introduction to the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), initiated by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, the New Climate Economy leadership and the EAT Foundation amongst others. It is a self-governing coalition that has evolved with a sense of urgency from forward thinking organisations reaching out to each other to try and address the complexity of the food and land use systems and create a mission-aligned community. With over 30 members already, it includes ambitious businesses, forward-thinking policy makers, foundations, investors, academics, international organisations and members of civil society.
The meeting will be hosted by the Norwegian Government, the EAT Foundation and Yara, and produced in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), SYSTEMIQ and the World Resources Institute (WRI).