With less than a decade to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of eradicating hunger, reducing malnutrition and accelerating climate action, making our food systems more sustainable requires leadership and bold action. The G20 group of large and advanced economies has a crucial role to play as well as an opportunity to set an example for other countries around the world.
The Food Sustainability Index (FSI), developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), examines how national food systems are performing across its three pillars—nutritional challenges, sustainable agriculture, and food loss and waste. Which countries are leading the way? Who are the laggards? What can governments, business and civil society do to accelerate action for food sustainability?
I moderated a webinar on July 15th 2021 to launch our new report, “Fixing food 2021: An opportunity for G20 countries to lead the way”. I am the project director for the study and was joined by four excellent speakers: Diana Hindle Fisher, the study’s project manager and senior analyst at the EIU; Marta Antonelli, head of research at BCFN; Danielle Nierenberg, president and founder of Food Tank; and Barbara Buchner, senior director of Climate Policy Initiative.
Watch the webinar:
The full study results can be found here: https://foodsustainability.eiu.com/
G20 paper: https://foodsustainability.eiu.com/g20/fixing-food-2021-paper/executive-summary/
G20 infographic: https://foodsustainability.eiu.com/g20/fixing-food-2021-infographic/
Interactive World Map: https://foodsustainability.eiu.com/country-tool/