Rome Launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission

On February 5th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in New York. Find the event page here.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Centre, IFAD


President Gilbert Houngbo (IFAD) and Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen (EAT) will provide opening remarks.

EAT-Lancet Commissioner, Dr. Jessica Fanzo, will present the findings of the report. Following the presentation, a member state will share their first reactions to the report before closing remarks.

The launch will be followed by an EAT-Lancet aligned lunch, curated by Chef Conor Spacey and Chef Mokgadi Itsweng from the Chefs‘ Network for the Global Goals.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists across the globe.

At the same time, food production is causing untold stress to the planet. It is responsible for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions and is the largest driver of biodiversity loss and freshwater depletion.

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement targets to reduce carbon emissions means urgently and fundamentally changing the way we eat and produce food. But key questions remain unanswered and a lack of scientific consensus is slowing down governments, businesses and civil society actors who want to take action.

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health is taking on these challenges. The Commission’s five Working Groups are investigating:

1) What is a healthy diet?
2) What is a sustainable food system?
3) What are the trends shaping diets today?
4) Can we achieve healthy diets from sustainable food systems? How?
5) What are the solutions and policies we can apply?

Read more about it.