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Climate and Biodiversity Crisis and the Impact of Food Procurement

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The conference will review the climate and biodiversity crisis and the food impacts associated with it

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Food is essential for everyone. What we eat, how we eat, who we eat with and why we eat what we do; this all has an impact on food production and food procurement, as well as our health. The climate and biodiversity crises mean our food choices are now under even more scrutiny than ever. With food and farming producing up to 30% of all global greenhouse gases, changes to our food procurement practice must be one of our top priorities in 2020.

With much of the information provided by the press in attention-grabbing soundbites, this exciting conference will review the climate and biodiversity crisis and the food impacts associated with it. It will then aim to distil this overwhelming topic down into bite-size, manageable chunks. Delegates will be able to leave the conference with a better understanding of the key concepts and plenty of ideas for how they will take action.

Session 1: IPCC “Climate Change and Land” report – making it real - Dr Jo House - University of Bristol (co-author of the IPCC report)

Session 2: The real impact of food production – the myths and the facts - Tim Martin - Farm Wilder

Session 3: Brexit – the impact on supply chains and how to mitigate some of the issues - Rich Osborn - FreshRange

Session 4: Food waste – why should businesses care, and what can you do to act? - Sarah Hargreaves - Resource Futures

Session 5: The impact of international supply chains using Fairtrade as an example - Meyling Antonia Gonzalez - Producer

Session 6: Public sector procurement – how changing procurement practices can help - Carroll Nugent - Crown Commercial Services

Session 7: Links to the Bristol Healthy Weight Declaration – a whole systems approach - Sally Hogg - Public Health Consultant

Expert speakers from a range of disciplines will provide the information needed to inform interactive discussions amongst delegates throughout the day. There will be ample opportunity to identify key areas where collaborative, as well as individual, actions can be taken over the next twelve months to make a real and meaningful difference.

Who should attend? This conference is aimed at organisations and people who procure, buy or source food; provide food for others; or who have influence over any of those decisions.

Whilst this conference is organised by Going for Gold Bristol, we are firmly of the opinion that this is not a Bristol-only issue so delegates are very welcome to attend from anywhere.

Places at the conference are funded so tickets are free of charge. Please note, we reserve the right to charge £25 to anyone who registers for the event but does not attend, without providing more than 48 hours’ cancellation notice.

For more information on Going for Gold, visit www.goingforgoldbristol.co.uk

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