What we eat impacts climate change, and climate change impacts what we eat. Feeding a growing population a healthy and nutritious diet provided by ‘nature-positive’ food systems requires both societal shifts, as well as individual-level change. In times of crisis, children and young people are among the most vulnerable to experiencing shocks. But they are also among the first to stand up and take action. That is why it is so important to engage with the youth of today who are already rising to become the leaders of tomorrow. The event will spotlight the transformative role that young people play in steering sustainable solutions related to nutrition and climate change. Youth representatives from the community level to the global influencers, as well as young entrepreneurs, will share their experiences and insights on how to foster societal resilience. Highlighting successful initiatives led by young women and men, the event will explore how other stakeholders can contribute to these efforts. To build climate- and nutrition-resilient societies, we need to scale up innovative youth-led action at the level of civil society, the private sector and by inclusive policymaking based on local knowledge.
It is only through meaningful partnership with young people that policy makers and the global community can accelerate action on sustainable food and nutrition security. We invite you to join this intergenerational dialogue to understand the role you can play alongside young people in shaping a healthy planet for all.