The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will host the first Global Conference of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns (10YFP) at the Sierra Burgers Park Hotel in Pretoria from 21-23 June 2017. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe will deliver a keynote address at the conference on Friday, 23 June 2017.
The conference, which is steered under the theme “Sustainable Food Systems for all – Catalysing Change through Multi-Stakeholder Action”, aims to promote national, regional and international cooperation that accelerates the shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in developed and developing countries.
According to Deputy Minister Magwanishe, the conference is rooted in two of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These are Goal 2: Zero Hunger which is about of ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture; and Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production which is about ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.
“The conference will provide a platform for the sharing of information and knowledge among key stakeholders from across the globe, with the aim of creating new synergies and exploring opportunities for collective action on food system transformation,” says Magwanishe.
He adds that the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme members will also be afforded an opportunity to present their contributions towards the implementation of the programme. They will also liaise with each other and strengthen synergies and collaboration.
The conference will be a forum for match-making, allowing of participants to join a collaborative community of practice and to identify opportunities, as well as allies to address the pressing challenges in the planet’s food systems.
For more information on the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) go to: http://www.scpclearinghouse.org/
Issued by The Department of Trade and Industry