2nd International Biodiversity Congress | Mediterranean Diet: sustainable diets for sustainable life

12 November 2021


“Mediterranean Diet: sustainable diets for sustainable life | Cultural heritage, nutritional benefits and social wellbeing” is the side event organized by CREA in collaboration with CNR, ENEA, CIHEAM Bari and ISPRA, that will take place online on 15th and 16th November 2021 within the 2nd International Biodiversity Congress with two discussion panels on Agrobiodiversity and Food systems Diets and sustainability.

Day 1 - 15th November, 18:00-19:00 CEST

The first part of the event will be dedicated to the three selected invited speakers to be awarded of Ancel and Margaret Keys Prize. They have been selected for their outstanding contribution in recognition of the values and actions of valorization of the Mediterranean Diet, in its aspects related to health benefits, cultural heritage, social impact and environment and biodiversity preservation.  

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Day 2 - 16th November, 18:00-20:00 CEST

The second part of event will be focused on the importance of Agrobiodiversity and Food systems and Diets in sustaining the change of paradigm and unravel the key actions needed to meet the SDGs of the UN Agenda 2030.

Dr. Hamid Elbilali, CIHEAM Bari senior researcher, will be panelist in the SESSION 1: Agrobiodiversity and Food systems and will provide an overview about the multi-stakeholder platform on sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean (SFS-Med Platform) promoted by CIHEAM, FAO and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). He will describe the main activities of the SFS-MED Platform (e.g. independent dialogues within the Food systems summit, community of practice, world conference on the Mediterranean diet) aiming at festering the transformation of food systems in the Mediterranean in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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