SDG2 High-Level Roundtable 4 – Rural Transformation: Climate Resilient and Low Emission Food Systems

Achieving “Zero Hunger” requires the transformation of the rural economy and strengthening of urban-rural connections. The High-Level Roundtable, “Rural Transformation: Climate Resilient and Low Emission Food Systems,” will discuss how rural transport and climate-smart food systems can be part of this transformation, and identify the key policy and investment needs to achieve SDG2, and the implementation of countries NDCs in two areas:

  • The development of climate-resilient and low-emission food systems that foster food security and nutrition and leaves no-one behind.
  • The acceleration of transport systems with low emissions that improve food security and agriculture produce and enhance resilience in food systems and agriculture value chains.

This will be a moderated discussion with an invited roundtable of 40 senior representatives from the agriculture and transport sectors with space for 90 observers.

Speakers include:

  • Anne Ouloto, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Cote D’Ivoire
  • Amadou Hott, Vice President, African Development Bank
  • Judith Bryans, President, International Dairy Federation
  • Mailes Zulu Muke, CEO, Save Environment and People Agency
  • Chris Hood, President, Kellogg Europe
  • Mark Rubarenzya, Head of Research, Uganda National Roads Authority
  • Adnan Amin, Director General, IRENA
  • Mailes Muke, CEO, Save Environment and People Agency
  • Romina Picolotti, President, Center for Human Rights and the Environment
  • Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination (Chair)
  • Bob Orr, former Special Advisor to UNSG on Climate Change (Moderator)

Biographies of the lead speakers are available here.

The roundtable organizers are the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Partnership on Sustainable, Low and Carbon Transport (SLoCAT), the Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Bank.

For more information, please see the draft outline of the roudtable.