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15

Monday

Sustainable Diets: what is a good diet for the 21st century?

9.00am

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The 2014 Food Policy Symposium from the Food Research Collaboration at City University London in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Cooks.

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The 2014 Food Policy Symposium from the Food Research Collaboration at City University London in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Cooks.
The term 'sustainable diet' has been proposed to mean a diet good for the environment. For others, a sustainable diet must be good for health, too. In an era of climate change, biodiversity loss, water stress, and squeezed land use, the need to clarify what a sustainable diet is has become ever more important. Much of the recent literature has been at the global level, focussing on population pressures and the impact of changed consumption patterns as low income countries begin to spend differently and go through the nutrition transition. The notion of sustainable diet also points to big challenges for the rich, developed world. Consumers, not just producers, need to be engaged with. The 2014 City Food Symposium will address:

1. What is meant by a sustainable diet
2. The evidence on the case for dietary change
3. How different sectors and actors are addressing the public's interests
4. The status of current policy responses at UK, EU, global and local levels
5. The ways forward

We will have a mix of short authoritative papers with time for discussion, ending with a mince pies and drinks reception. Entry is free, thanks to the generosity of the Worshipful Company of Cooks of London (a charity and one of the ancient craft guilds in London) - but booking is essential.

Programme

Registration from 8.30am

9.20am  Chair's introduction - Professor Tim Lang, Centre for Food Policy

9.30am  Session 1:
Mapping a sustainable diet: the case, the lessons so far
Prof Tim Benton, UK Champion for Global Food Security
Dr Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network
Dr Jennie Macdiarmid, University of Aberdeen
Dr Peter Scarborough, University of Oxford
Q&A/Discussion

10.45am Session 2: Addressing the problem at national State level
Corné Van Dooren, Stichting Voedingscentrum Nederland
Prof Lucia A Reisch, Council for Sustainable Development, Germany
Dr Patricia Jaime, Head of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Brazil
Q&A/Discussion

12.00pm LUNCH

1.00pm  Session 3: Addressing the problem at City/Regional level

Leah Davies & Rosie Boycott, Greater London Authority
Tom Curtis & Julian Cottee, 3Kell LLP, Good Food Oxford
Mike Small, Project Director, Fife Diet
Q&A/Discussion

2.15pm  Session 4: Addressing the problem through civil society
Tony Long, WWF European Policy Office
Sue Dibb,Co-ordinator, Eating Better
Sue Davies, Senior Policy Advisor, Which?
Q&A/Discussion

3.30pm TEA/COFFEE

4.00pm  Session 5: Addressing the problem through business
Andrew Parry, Project Manager & Mark Barthel, Special Advisor & Head of Design, WRAP
Jon Woolven, Strategy and Innovation Director, IGD
Mark Linehan, MD, Sustainable Restaurants Association
Jo Lewis, Assistant Director, Strategy, Food for Life Catering Mark
Q&A/Discussion

5.15pm GRAND LECTURE - Olivier De Schutter - The Big picture: where next? 
Professor De Schutter is Professor of Law at University of Louvain, Belgium. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food 2008-14, he co-cjairs the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food and Diets, formed in 2014.

6.00pm Reception for all delegates and speakers

Entry is free, thanks to the generosity of the Worshipful Company of Cooks of London (a charity and one of the ancient craft guilds in London) - but booking is essential.

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When & where

9.00am - 6.00pmMonday 15th December 2014

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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