Monday 28/03/2011 from 12:00 to 14:00

State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet

Conference room of the Melcior Colet Museum. C/ Buenos Aires, 56-58 - 08036 Barcelona
Organised by: Unescocat and CADS
Launching of the Catalan version of the Worldwatch Institute Report: L'estat del món 2011: innovacions que alimenten el planeta

The 2011 SOW report published by the Worldwatch Institute spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate global hunger and poverty. Once again, the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia has promoted the Catalan version of this report, and the Advisory Council for Sustainable Development (CADS) has contributed to the publication with an article about food, health and food sovereignty policies, that provides a Catalan view of innovations that nourish the planet.

Programme

12.00 h Welcome and introduction by Miquel Àngel Essomba, director of Unescocat, and Ramon Arribas, director of CADS
12.15 h: Presentation of the Report L’estat del món 2011:innovacions que alimenten el planeta, by Danielle Nierenberg, co-project director.
12.50 h: Speech on "Food sovereignty. A challenge for Catalonia's sustainabilty in the 21st century", by Carme Valls, doctor and CADS adviser.
13.15 h: Round of questions and answers
13.45 h Closure