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WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
Food systems, biodiversity loss, climate, and people are inextricably linked. Growing demands on land and water for food production, along with industry and economic development, are exceeding planetary boundaries. Despite the many complexities of global food systems, food and agriculture represent our greatest opportunity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and have the potential to be a significant part of solutions for climate, nature, and people.
What is the UN Food Systems Summit and why is it important to WWF?
The first ever UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), scheduled to take place in September 2021, provides a key opportunity to accelerate and scale food systems transformations and deliver progress across all Sustainable Development Goals. This includes halting and reversing biodiversity loss, keeping global warming within 1.5oC, and feeding the world healthy and sustainable diets.
The Summit helps advance and accelerate the delivery of WWF-US’s Freshwater and Food work. WWF works both as a convenor for the Summit and as an active partner in the process.
What we must see at the UN Food System Summit and beyond:
Food systems transformation requires broad participation from Heads of State and other constituency members such as food producers, civil society organizations, private sector companies and financers. WWF will work with stakeholders to implement specific actions in key areas:
WWF-US Experts and Spokespeople