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SDG2 High-Level Roundtable 4 – Rural Transformation: Climate Resilient and Low Emission Food Systems

November 14, 2017, 2:15pm-3:45pm
Meeting Room 3, Bonn ZoneBonn, Germany

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Achieving “Zero Hunger” requires the transformation of the rural economy and strengthening of urban-rural connections. The High-Level Roundtable, “Rural Transformation: Climate Resilient and Low Emission Food Systems,” will discuss how rural transport and climate-smart food systems can be part of this transformation, and identify the key policy and investment needs to achieve SDG2, and the implementation of countries NDCs in two areas:

The development of climate-resilient and low-emission food systems that foster food security and nutrition and leaves no-one behind.

The acceleration of transport systems with low emissions that improve food security and agriculture produce and enhance resilience in food systems and agriculture value chains.

This will be a moderated discussion with an invited roundtable of 40 senior representatives from the agriculture and transport sectors with space for 90 observers.

Speakers include:

  • Anne Ouloto, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Cote D’Ivoire
  • Amadou Hott, Vice President, African Development Bank
  • Judith Bryans, President, International Dairy Federation
  • Mailes Zulu Muke, CEO, Save Environment and People Agency
  • Chris Hood, President, Kellogg Europe
  • Mark Rubarenzya, Head of Research, Uganda National Roads Authority
  • Adnan Amin, Director General, IRENA
  • Mailes Muke, CEO, Save Environment and People Agency
  • Romina Picolotti, President, Center for Human Rights and the Environment
  • Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination (Chair)
  • Bob Orr, former Special Advisor to UNSG on Climate Change (Moderator)

Biographies of the lead speakers are available here. For more information, please see the draft outline of the roudtable.

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