Niveau juridique : Union européenne
Texte de la question :
« This autumn, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will be inviting governments and other interested parties to the Food Systems Summit 2021. The aim of the summit is to encourage world leaders to overhaul the food system currently in place so that the world can achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The summit will include discussions on why, despite the progress that has been made in food production, 690 million people are still going hungry when one third of all the food produced is wasted, and 2 billion people are obese or overweight. Other issues on the agenda for the summit include the impact of food systems on the environment, emissions, biodiversity loss, and the use of water and forests.
1. What is the Commission’s stance for this summit?
2. Will the Commission seek to ensure that EU leaders go into the summit with a joint approach? »
Réponse de Mr Wojciechowski pour le compte de la Commission :
« The Commission fully supports the United Nations Secretary-General’s Food System Summit initiative and is strongly committed to its aim of delivering progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, each of which is interrelated with accessible, sustainable, fair and resilient food systems. The Commission supports his aims for the Summit ‘to launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, in order to provide a growing world population with healthy diets and to allow a transition towards sustainable global food system that respects planetary boundaries’. In this regards, the Commission welcomes his call for a ‘People’s Summit’ and an ‘Action Summit’.The Commission sees the Food Systems Summit as an important opportunity to shape, promote and advance the global transformation of food systems, as expressed in the Green Deal’s Farm-to-Fork and Biodiversity Strategies.The Commission supports and is engaged in the preparatory process of the Food Systems Summit and seeks an ambitious outcome. The Commission is also actively engaged in the preparation of the Council Conclusions by the EU and its Member States for the EU priorities for the Summit. In this respect, the Commission is attentive that the objectives and key initiatives of the Green Deal’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies are integrated in the EU policy messages for the United Nations Food System Summit, in its follow-up actions, and in all other relevant fora. »
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