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Sustainable Development: the 2030 Agenda marks the baton pass between the Earth Day and the World Food Research and Innovation Forum
29 april 2016

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Full recognition arrived on April 22. As the world marked the 46th Earth Day, in the UN headquarters in New York more than 170 Countries signed the Paris climate agreement and committed to addressing global environmental threats and their development related concerns.

But the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which represents a fundamental part of the Paris agreement with its 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets, will live another crucial day on May 10. It will in fact be at the heart of the final round table of the second edition of the World Food Research and Innovation Forum, which will take place on May 9 and 10 in Parma, during Cibus.

The 2030 Agenda, which will stimulate global action over the next 15 years, will be the main topic of the session chaired by Christian Patermann, former Director of the EU Commission and advisor of the German Government for Bioeconomy, which will focus on the global food system, on the actions that must be taken and on the multistakeholder engagement.

Opening at 11 o’clock, the final round table will gather Livia Pomodoro, President of the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy, Andrea Sonnino, Special Advisor of AGDR – Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Rob Hamer, Unilever R&D Chief and Coordinator of FOODNEXUS, Victoria Spadaro Grant, Chief R&D and Quality Officer at Barilla Group, and Massimo Ferro, Business Strategies Director at Nestlè Italia.


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