Food System Resilience through Integrated Natural Resource Management: A Nexus Dialogue
12:00–14:00 UTC, Online Only
A United Nations Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue organized by the UN Environment Management Group (UN-EMG), in close collaboration with UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES).
Resilient food systems are embedded within the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and are a Nexus of economic, social and environmental development. In recognizing that food systems are simultaneously the cause and effect of layered variables and interactions, this Independent Dialogue seeks to investigate the accelerating effect of Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM), underlined by Donella Meadows’ systems-thinking framework for leverage points. A leverage point is a place in a system’s structure where a solution can be applied.
INRM is arguably a high impact leverage point which expedites the beneficial effect of resilient food systems on socioeconomic and environmental wellbeing. With the aim of detangling complexity, the Dialogue will focus on INRM’s impact – enhanced through Circular Bioeconomy strategies – on reducing the risks associated with poverty, health and climate.
An array of experts make up the panel for this event, and include WLE's Program Director, Stefan Uhlenbrook, and Independent Steering Committee member, Sasha Koo-Oshima.