VIRTUAL EVENT: Paris Peace Forum: debates on food systems

VIRTUAL EVENT: Paris Peace Forum: debates on food systems

11-13 November 2020. Paris Peace Forum. The third edition of the Paris Peace Forum will be centered on the collective response to Coronavirus, both in terms of improving our response and resilience, and of rebuilding a more sustainable world, with the common objective of bouncing back to a better planet.
See video recordings on the Paris Peace Forum Facebook page

12/11 FINANCING SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS – PDBS AS CATALYSTS OF NEW INVESTMENT MODELS

The agri-food sector is one of the largest economic sectors globally with huge significance for livelihoods, a large environmental footprint, and massive untapped business potential. To place the sector on a more sustainable, productive, and inclusive path, in line with the SDGs, PDBs operating in the sector must mobilize finance from different sources, including development, climate and commercial finance. This event will bring together experts from agricultural banks, farmers representatives and the International Fund for Agricultural Development to showcase innovative approaches to strengthen and leverage this catalytic role. It will energize, inspire, and launch an agenda for learning and action.

  • CHRISTINE NEGRAVersant Vision 
  • ESTRELLA “ESTHER” PENUNIA Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) 
  • GILBERT HOUNGBO International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
  • MAMAN-LAWAL MOSSIBanque Agricole du Niger (BAGRI)
FROM THE FIELD TO THE FRIDGE: PREVENTING A FOOD CRISIS AMID COVID-19
According to the UN, the pandemic’s economic consequences are contributing to significant food security deterioration, including rising numbers of people pushed into acute hunger in fragile countries. It is possible that hunger will leave more casualties than Covid-19. On the front line, the World Food Programme (WFP), recipient of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, is providing more aid than ever. With sudden lockdowns, the disruption of supply chains hit the whole planet. Inventory levels and production capacity decreased everywhere, making both the production and distribution of food more complicated. For the industrial and agricultural sectors alike, political and logistical issues arise. How can the international community collaborate to prevent a worldwide food crisis?
  • ANDRY RAJOELINA 
  • CHRISTINE OCKRENT France Culture 
  • DAVID BEASLEY World Food Programme (WFP)

Other related debates:

Financing in Common: All Stakeholders to Join Forces with Public Development Banks 
A coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) can contribute to the transformation of the financial system. Yet PDBs alone cannot lead a systemic shift towards green and sustainable finance. They have to join forces with other stakeholders for a worldwide economic recovery aligned with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. How can we contribute to aligning all financial flows to the Paris Agreement and the SDGs? What is the best way to leverage each actor’s expertise? How to coordinate public and private sector efforts?
  • INGER ANDERSEN UN Environment Programme (UNEP)  
  • WERNER HOYER European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • TIMOTHY ADAMS International Institute of Finance (IIF) 
  • GAYLE SMITH One Campaign (former USAID)
  • RAJIV SHAH Rockefeller Foundation (former USAID) 

TEAM EUROPE RESPONSE TO COVID-19: CONTROL THIS PANDEMIC AND PREVENT THE NEXT ONE!
The EU has been committed to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic at different scales. Through a high level panel, a dynamic discussion will focus on the EU response to COVID-19, health security, global, regional and national partnerships and lessons learnt to prevent and respond to the potential next pandemic. Session organized by The European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)
 

  • ANNE SOY BBC 
  • AMIRA EL FADILAfrican Union (AU) 
  • JUTTA URPILAINENEuropean Commission 

  • NORBERT BARTHLESecrétaire d’État, Allemagne 
  • TEDROS GHEBREYESUS World Health Organization (WHO)

BUILDING BACK BETTER WITH A BIODIVERSITY POSITIVE ECONOMY

The management of biodiversity and ecosystems and their contributions to people well-being and the global economy is not just an environment issue but an overarching and cross-cutting issue for sustainability, resilience and building back better in the context of unseen impacts of the Covid-19 crisis. The situation is felt by most global and national institutions and many influential individuals as a call to link human development and planet preservation in a more practical and efficient manner, through long-term approaches to development finance and public budgeting that take better account of environmental imperatives and the preservation of the ecosystem base of all human livelihoods. 

  • CARLOS MANUEL RODRIGUEZGlobal Environment Facility (GEF) 
  • ELIZABETH MARUMA MREMAUN Convention on Biological Diversity 
  • GUSTAVO MONTEZANOBanco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) 
  • JENNIFER MORRIS The Nature Conservancy 
  • JORIM SCHRAVENFMO

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