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How to Feed the World Without Destroying It

Can we feed 10 billion people without destroying the planet? Find the answer at the interactive worldwide launch of the complete World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future.

Join the conversation: #SustFoodFuture

About the Event

By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably? World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that it is possible – but there is no silver bullet.

Participants will discuss a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed everyone without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty. Intensive research and modeling examining the nexus of the food system, economic development, and the environment show why each of the 22 items on the menu is important and quantifies how far each solution can get us.

After the discussion, join us for lunch that will feature a taste test of meat alternatives plus interactive sessions previewing Aqueduct Food and how to dumpster dive to identify office food waste.

Creating a Sustainable Food Future has been produced by World Resources Institute in partnership with the World Bank, UN Environment, UN Development Programme, and the French agricultural research agencies CIRAD and INRA.

Presentation Slides

Speakers

Host: Craig Hanson, Vice President, WRI

Welcome Address

  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Opening Remarks from Partners of the World Resources Report

  • Laura Tuck, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank

  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development Programme (via video)

Findings from World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future

  • Tim Searchinger, Technical Director, World Resources Report, WRI

Thunder-Round Discussion: Addressing Demand

  • Geeta Sethi, Advisor and Global Lead for Food Systems, World Bank

  • Kim Bartley, Chief Marketing Officer, White Castle

  • Richard Waite, Associate, WRI

Thunder-Round Discussion: How to Produce + Protect

  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute

  • Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Vice President of Sustainability, Mars Incorporated

  • Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, WRI

  • Moderator: Craig Hanson, Vice President, WRI

Thunder-Round Discussion: Technologies for a Sustainable Food Future

  • Elizabeth Calvez, North America Regional Manager of External Communications, DSM

  • Andreas Pacholski, Senior Scientist, Global Agronomic Advisory and R&D, EuroChem

  • Tim Searchinger, Technical Director, World Resources Report, WRI

  • Moderator: Craig Hanson, Vice President, WRI

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2019 World Resources Report: Creating A Sustainable Food Future

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