The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Annual Conference 2021 “Circular Food Systems – Solutions to Reverse Climate Change?” is a 2-day international conference to take place on 30 November – 1 December 2021, virtually.
The conference is designed to promote exchanges on regional and international levels and to highlight the range of multi-stakeholder initiatives or partnerships promoting the adoption of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices in food systems. It will bring together representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector from Asia and Europe to exchange experiences, and will also benefit from contributions from experts in the field of private-sector engagement. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them, while identifying best practices to be applied to food systems, aspects of production related to climate change and pathways to reaching food-system transition into the circular economy.
There will be several interactive sessions designed to encourage the exchange of presentations showcasing national progress and achievements by representatives from ASEM partners, as well as plenary discussions on core aspects of SCP and the circular economy in food systems.
The conference will provide:
- An overall introduction to food systems and the main obstacles to circularity on global and national level;
- A connection to international meetings such as ASEM, UN Food Summit and COP 26;
- An Asian-European dimension by linking Asian and European approaches to the transition to circular food-production systems.
All attendees will be strongly encouraged to interact with one another to share their ideas and experience, so as to develop a common dialogue.
Please refer to the concept note here.