The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 provided a crucial forum for discussing how climate change impacts different sectors, and offered an opportunity to explore collaboration to break down silos and strengthen plans for disaster risk management and climate adaptation.
Economic and political decisions have predominantly prioritised certain values of nature, particularly market-based instrumental values of nature. Hence, the report helps policymakers better understand the very different ways in which people conceive and value nature and shows that various pathways can contribute to achieve just and sustainable futures.
Our current diet and food production system is both unhealthy and unsustainable, and it's the major contributing factor to global environmental problems. The EAT Report recommends a universal healthy reference diet, mainly based on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and unsaturated oils , improve food production practices and reduce food loss and waste. But, is the planetary health diet a vegan diet? Does this diet work for everyone?
What has been done since the UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) 2021? The meeting of the HLPF in 2022 helped us understand Member States’ needs, opportunities and barriers to implementing food systems transformation strategies, and link national trajectories to the ecosystem of support.
Despite the recessionary context, much can and needs to be done with existing resources. It seems that it is now or never. Governments should start rethinking how they can reallocate their existing public budgets to make them more cost-effective and efficient in reducing the cost of nutritious foods and increasing the availability and affordability of healthy diets, from sustainable agrifood systems.
On June 1st 2022, ReAct in collaboration with The Nordic Council of Ministers and Stockholm Environmental Institute hosted the hybrid event "The silent antimicrobial resistance pandemic urges a concerted global response - but what needs to be done?". Here you find 5 takeaways from the day and a few next steps.