EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017

On the 12th–13th of June 2017, our partner, EAT Foundation will once again gather 500 of the brightest minds from the fields of science, politics, business and civil society at the Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm (Sweden). Together, they will discuss progress on implementing solutions in an interconnected way to solve Climate, Sustainability and Health challenges by transforming the food system.

When: 12–13 June 2017
Where: Stockholm, Sweden

The EAT Foundation builds on the work of the EAT Initiative, created by the Stordalen Foundation and Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2013. Together with the Wellcome Trust they launched the EAT Foundation in Mars 2016 with the ambition to reform the global food system, enabling us to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet. NCE Seafood is proud to be a partner, and believes the seafood sector will be an important actor in contributing to reaching this goal.

The future of global seafood - Sustainable seafood to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Fish and other seafood will most likely be an essential part of the food future due to its attractive health profile, rapid growth and, relative to other animal sourced products, limited carbon footprint. However, current fisheries and aquaculture production operating in developing countries have major environmental, illegal harvest, and wellbeing issues. In order for the seafood sector to grow sustainably and be a net positive contributor to achieving the SDGs, the sector as a whole needs to transform its practices.

This year the Seafood sector will organize a competency forum at the event, where we will discuss potential game-changing transformations in the global seafood production system.

The key aim with this competence forum will be to initiate a discussion among seafood producers, leading scientists, policy makers and NGOs to identify strategies and partnerships necessary for the shift towards environmentally and socially sustainable growth of seafood production. In other words, how can we build on the demonstrated interest and concern for improvement among the leading seafood producers of the world to provide sustainable and healthy seafood across the globe? Specific examples can focus on opportunities to reorganize or repurpose parts the global supply chain for environmental, social, and governance wins, or new aquaculture feed sources that take into account planetary health as well as their influence on the global food portfolio.

The participants in this forum could be future leaders helping to meet the sustainable development goals. We will brainstorm on how the seafood global production network can be harnessed to provide people healthy, nutritious, sustainably caught and farmed seafood to help meet the protein, lipid, and micronutrient demands for a growing world population.

Read more about Stockholm Food Forum here.