Global Virtual Relay Event – A new era for food and climate

25 June 2020. Global Virtual Relay Event – A new era for food and climate.

The current crises we are experiencing has exposed even more the fragility of our food and health systems, and stresses that we are not on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals set for zero hunger, building the resilience of millions of small scale farmers and reducing agricultural greenhouse gases.

In an effort to catalyze more effective responses, over the past two years, over 100 organizations have come together as part of the Transforming Food Systems under a Changing Climate initiative to identify pathways for a food systems transformation. 

The first outcome of this initiative is a final report that lays out 11 actions, that if implemented, can transform global food systems. 
The report, “Actions to Transform Food Systems Under Climate Change,” launching on 25 June, is the collaborative work of a panel of global experts in food security, food systems and climate change. It identifies high-priority actions that we must collectively take now.

“The number of climate-related natural disasters is climbing at an alarming rate, with significant economic and health impacts, especially for the most vulnerable. Adaptation is needed on a large scale—there will be over 500 million small-scale agricultural producers in 2030—but we are not on target to build their resilience within a decade to greater frequencies and intensities of extreme events”  (page 5)

Virtual launch of the report


Given the current situation with COVID-19,a full-day ‘around the world’ virtual relay launch event was organised: A new era for food and climate: Driving transformative actions, from 08:30 – 20:30 CEST. 
Please see below the list of sessions, further details are available on the website.

Opening of the relay
08:30 – 09:00 CEST
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Canberra, Australia
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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New Delhi, India
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Rome, Italy
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Wageningen, Netherlands
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Bamako, Mali
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Vermont, USA
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New York, USA
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Ontario, Canada
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia

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