Towards a sustainable food system: the EU’s role in the global transition

Working independently of the European Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism, a high-level expert panel of the UN's Committee on Food Security has recently delivered evidence-based policy advice on how to transition to a more sustainable food system, and thus work towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Although the SAM focuses on the EU and the UN covers the whole globe, the conclusions reached and the recommendations provided are unequivocal: a transformation of our food system is necessary, and there is a broad scientific consensus on how to achieve this.


Through a moderated discussion between key speakers from the UN and the SAM, this webinar explores the key recommendations made to achieve a more sustainable food system, and discusses the particular role of the EU in this global transition.

Representatives of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism

  • Carina Keskitalo, member of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
  • Peter Jackson, chair of the SAPEA working group whose report informed the Advisors’ Opinion

Representatives of the UN Committee on World Food Security High-Level Panel of Experts

  • Martin Cole, steering committee chair
  • Jennifer Clapp, steering committee member


  • Michael Creek, Stickydot

Event details


Carina Keskitalo

Peter Jackson

Martin Cole

Jennifer Clapp