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Climate-Resilient Development, Transformative Food Systems & Covid-19

This session explores the effects of COVID-19 on food systems worldwide and attempts to find solutions to these problems

Date: 9th June 2020

Time: 6:30 – 8pm CEST

Climate-Resilient Development, Transformative Food Systems & Covid-19

Date: 9th June 2020

Time: 6:30-8pm CEST

This session explores the effects of COVID-19 on food systems worldwide and attempts to find solutions to these problems

Webinar description:

This webinar will address the challenges of the Covid19 crisis in a world already challenged by the impacts of climate change and malnutrition and will identify key short and long term opportunities for transformation towards resilient, healthy and just food systems

Moderation:
Cristina Tirado

Dr. Tirado is Director of International Climate Initiatives at the LMU Center for Urban Resilience and serves as Secretariat of the Mediterranean Cities Climate Change Consortium. She is an IPCC lead author and co-founder of the SHE foundation.

Dr David Nabarro

Dr David Nabarro currently serves as Special Envoy of the WHO Director-General on Covid-19. He also serves as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition and Coordinator of the Scale up Nutrition Movement as well as Senior UN System Coordinator for Avian and Pandemic Influenza.

Musonda Mumba

Musonda is currently the head of the UN Environment’s Terrestrial Ecosystems Programme and was previously the coordinator for UNEP’s Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Programme within the Climate Change Adaptation team.

Dr. Martin Frick

Dr. Martin Frick is the Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination at the UNFCCC. He previously served as the Director of the Climate and Environment Division at FAO and as representative of Germany to the International Organizations based in Germany.

Stineke Oenema

Stineke Oenema is a Coordinator at the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.

Steve Chiu

Steve Chiu works with the Tzu chi Foundation in New York City and is Youth Representative to the UN.

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European consumer survey on plant-based foods

Describing the product landscape and uncovering priorities for product development and improvement.

European consumer survey on plant-based foods

Describing the product landscape and uncovering priorities for product development and improvement.

Webinar description:

The demand for plant-based food is growing, along with a corresponding increase in plant-based alternatives across many categories. ProVeg International recently surveyed several thousand consumers across nine European countries in order to identify priorities for product improvement and development based on consumers’ experiences of purchasing and consuming plant-based products.

During this webinar you will learn about the enormous potential for developing and launching new plant-based products in multiple food categories with clear growth opportunities.

Speakers:

Dr. Kai-Brit Bechtold

Senior Consumer Research Scientist

Dr. Kai-Brit Bechtold is a Senior Consumer Research Scientist and lecturer with extensive expertise on developments, trends, and data in the food sector. Before holding positions on agency side for Nielsen and then on industry side for Upfield (formerly Unilever), she worked as Scientific Researcher (PhD and Postdoc) at the Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies at the University of Kiel and investigated consumers‘ preferences and willingness-to-pay for innovative food products. Her passion for sustainable food and her knowledge of insights into consumer trends and behaviour position her as a true food industry expert. 

Verena Wiederkehr

International Head of Food Industry & Retail

Verena Wiederkehr heads a dedicated team focused on accelerating the plant-based market. Her passion for nutrition as well as her knowledge of the latest plant-based market developments position Verena as a leading speaker on the future of food. Wiederkehr has master’s degrees from the University of Vienna in both International Business and European Studies and is a certified nutrition trainer. She has given presentations at numerous high-profile food industry events, including SIAL in Paris and Seeds&Chips in Italy.

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