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Digital event in cooperation with the Scientific Advice Mechanism to the European Commission
The global agricultural and nutrition system is in crisis. The consequences of climate change and other environmental impacts are influencing agricultural production patterns, crop yields and food security - not only locally, but also along supply chains. This has become tangible for large parts of the population at the latest since the pandemic and the Russian war of aggression.
However, the crisis-like character of our global food system has been emerging for some time: one tenth of the world's population suffers from hunger, malnutrition and obesity exacerbate certain diseases in many countries and cause societal costs, the overwhelming majority of farm animals in industrialised countries live in intensive livestock farms, and agriculture, which is strongly affected by climate change, is itself the main cause of the extinction of species and contributes to climate change.
A global change in the agricultural and food system is urgently needed. But how are the burdens of the nutritional transformation to be distributed in order to create global food security? What future scenarios for sustainable food consumption are concretely conceivable in European societies? Which political measures can promote climate-friendly nutrition? What is the role of science in advising policy decisions on sustainability here in the EU?
The 9th KlimaLecture of the Junge Akademie will explore these questions and look at various possible solutions. These include diversification of trade relations and transnational adaptation strategies, education for sustainable development, a socially just pricing of the environmental costs of the consumption of animal products and steps to improve animal welfare.
The event is part of the Junge Akademie's KlimaLectures series and takes place in cooperation with the Scientific Advice Mechanism to the European Commission.
18:00 Uhr Welcome and Introduction Linus Mattauch (Die Junge Akademie/Technische Universität Berlin)
18:05 Uhr Auf dem Weg zu einer nachhaltigen Ernährung (Towards a sustainable diet) Jutta Roosen (Technische Universität München)
18:25 Uhr Perspektiven auf die Zukunft des Agrarsystems in Europa (Perspectives on the future of the agricultural system in Europe) Hermine Mitter (Die Junge Akademie/IAG Ernährung, Gesundheit, Prävention der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften/Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)
18:35 Uhr Politische Ökonomik der Ernährungssystemtransformation (Political Economy of Food System Transformation) Lukas Fesenfeld (Universität Bern)
18:45 Uhr Implikationen für das Klima (Implications for the Climate) Linus Mattauch (Die Junge Akademie/Technische Universität Berlin)
18:50 Uhr – Discussion with the Audience