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Friday, October 18 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plenary 2: Can we really eat within planetary boundaries?

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The recently released EAT-Lancet report made waves through food security research, identifying a diet that would sustain humans and the planet – and arguing that while the challenge is daunting, that shifting to healthy diets has significant positive impacts on environmental sustainability. The work is an achievement, and yet, it raises inevitable questions such as: how precise are these boundaries and what is the cost of transgressing them? Are there fundamental trade-offs between food and environmental security? Can’t technology reduce the environmental impacts of meat? Are livestock and climate fundamentally at odds? Does the universal nature of the healthy diets, and sustainable food production overly restrict intervention options and obliterate individual choice? The first half of the session will both give a detailed look at the EAT-Lancet Commission and will dive into these fundamental questions.

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Fabrice DeClerck

Science Director, EAT/Alliance of Bioversity & CIAT

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Medha Devare

Module Lead, Big Data Platform, CGIAR

Joanna Kane-Potaka

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David Wiberg

Head of Hydroinformatics, IWMI
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Alex Tilley

Scientist, WorldFish
My research focuses on understanding how better data can lead to improved food systems and livelihoods in aquatic systems. I develop and test digital reporting systems and automatic analytics to obtain reliable near-real time data for adaptive management and empowerment of small-scale... Read More →
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Sarah Jones

Associate Scientist, Bioversity International
Geospatial data analyst with a focus on agrobiodiversity and ecosystem services

Friday October 18, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+05
Plenary 2 (Auditorium) ICRISAT-HQ