Food systems in crises – solutions for more resilience
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Time: Friday, 20. January 2023, 09:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Languages: English, German
The world is facing the largest food crisis in modern history. Millions are at risk of worsening hunger unless action is taken now. But humanitarian aid is not enough. We need to respond together and at scale to the drivers of this crisis: conflict, climate shocks, and the threat of a global recession. WFP in 2022 has again scaled up its response to a record level, aiming to reach 153 million people worldwide. With spiraling needs worldwide, we need to think beyond humanitarian action and invest in long-term change. The current crisis has exposed all the weak spots in our food systems. Tackling these systemic challenges is key to breaking the cycle of crises the world is facing today.
And it is possible: solutions exist and expertise is available. This panel will showcase comprehensive approaches that address food systems challenges in a holistic manner. Food insecurity, climate change, rising prices, and soil erosion are interlinked problems and finding solutions must not happen in silos. We want to bring experiences from practitioners together and give the people affected a voice. Ultimately, resilient food systems require the inclusion of all – women, youth, minorities.
We will discuss solutions to create crisis-proof and climate-friendly food systems with a focus on sustainable land use and the role of soils. The discussion will zoom in on inclusive, non-discriminatory and localized solutions that highlight the crucial role of women within food systems: Without their equal access to land, we will not be able to reach Zero Hunger by 2030.
Recognitions and previous positions include: Sandrine recently published “Quel Monde Pour Demain” lucpire editions 2021 and “Earth for All: A survival guide for humanity”. 2022 She was recognised by GreenBiz as one of the 30 most influential women across the globe driving change in the low carbon economy and promoting green business. She has spent her career working with and bringing together business leaders, policy makers, academia and NGO’s to unpack complex challenges.
Until recently, Sandrine was on the European Commissions Sustainable Finance Platform and Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Expert Group, Assembly Member, Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Mission (European Commission, DGR&I) and chaired the UCL Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources Advisory Board. She was Chief Partnership Officer for UNSEforAll, and Director of the Prince of Wales’ Climate Leaders Group and the European Office of CISL. Over her 33 year career, she has advised HRH The Prince of Wales, Members of the European Parliament, European Commission President’s, Commissioners and officials, Governments in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, international organizations (OPEC, ADB, OECD, UNEP, USAID, UNFCCC, IEA) and business leaders of large international, European and African companies. Sandrine was Vice Chair, European Biofuels Technology Platform 2008-2016; Board member, We Mean Business 2014-2016 and the Sustainability Advisory Board of the Oil and Gas major Sasol from 2007-2010. She was also a Member of The Guardian’s Sustainable Business Advisory Board. She continues to advise policy and business leaders from across the globe.
• M.Sc., Environmental Sciences with honours, Université Libre de Bruxelles
• B.A. International Relations with honours & B.A. French with honours, University of California at Davis, California, U.S.A
• Courses on European Integration Law and Economics, l’Institut d’Études Européenne Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Speaking engagement and Publications:
TED Countdown and TEDx: The Sustainable Future series. Sandrine recently released a joint intergenerational book on the future “Quel Monde Pour Deman” lucpire éditions and has published reports, numerous articles, OpEd’s, book chapters and given presentations and lectures on planetary and climate tipping points, the Planetary Emergency, well being and new economic models, green growth and competitiveness, energy, sustainable development, transport, conventional and alternative fuel quality legislation as well as on trade & environment.
Languages: French (Mother tongue); English (Mother tongue); Spanish (Basic)