Renate Larsen (NSC) and Gunhild Stordalen (Eat)
Norwegian Seafood Council joins forces with Try to eat ahead of UN summit on upcoming foods techniques
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 19:00 (GMT + 9)
The Norwegian Seafood Council and the non-gain organisation Try to eat have entered into a partnership to promote elevated intake of sustainable seafood. The aim is to lead to a essential change in international food items techniques to consist of more foods from the ocean.
The coming yr is established to be essential to the long term of international foodstuff methods: to what and how we take in. The 1st ever UN summit on food will just take location in Oct 2021, and Eat founder and operating chairwoman, Gunhild Stordalen, has been appointed by UN Deputy Secretary-Standard Amina Mohammed to guide attempts to the two generate demand for healthier and sustainable food stuff and to minimize food stuff squander.
Stordalen and Eat have been selected by the UN as 1 of 5 top intercontinental organisations, to spearhead endeavours to build and put into practice what will come to be the most significant platform for variations in meals techniques globally.
As a final result of the UN mandate, Consume is teaming up with a number of strategic partners to collaborate on initiatives and actions, jointly developing a robust voice for modify toward far more sustainable world-wide food stuff creation and consumption designs. It is now crystal clear that the Norwegian Seafood Council will be just one of these strategic partners.
Norway – a seafood superpower
“When it will come to the ocean, Norway can develop into a world wide superpower. As a fishing and ocean industries nation we are already a major participant, but with the necessary change in world wide meals systems – and the critical purpose sustainable seafood performs in this – it represents a one of a kind option for Norwegian seafood. In this, the Norwegian Seafood Council has a key position to perform,” suggests Stordalen.
Modifying the international meals method toward increased creation and intake of sustainable foods is important to accomplishing the 1.5-degree goal outlined in the Paris Agreement as nicely the UN Sustainable Improvement Plans, in accordance to a recent report in Science magazine.
Much more foods from the ocean
Seafood is currently being pointed to as an critical element of the option to feed a rising planet inhabitants in a sustainable manner. But nowadays, foodstuff from the oceans make up only 2 per cent of world-wide calorie consumption.
“We will work towards putting enhanced consumption of healthier and sustainable seafood on the agenda globally. If we are to meet up with the UN Sustainable Progress Aims by 2030, we need to eat a lot more foodstuff from the oceans – and that starts off with making certain seafood receives a louder voice both of those in Norway and internationally,” states CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council Renate Larsen.
Consume and the Norwegian Seafood Council’s strategic partnership settlement will involve the sharing of expertise and information that will contribute to sustainable options for seafood in Norway and around the world.
A growing worldwide alliance
A amount of actions in link with the UN summit are already underway and Consume is at the centre of an at any time-increasing alliance spanning science, politics and field as properly as civil modern society.
“The target is to establish a movement for modify that can proceed to grow long just after the summit is in excess of. In our see, mobilizing essential gamers in the food items program is crucial. The Norwegian Seafood Council has distinctive expertise of consumers’ attitudes in direction of seafood all above the entire world. We search forward to sharing our know-how and to talking up for seafood as a critical part of the alternative for a sustainable and balanced food long term,” states Stordalen.
“Try to eat and the Norwegian Seafood Council have a frequent ambition to raise consciousness of the relevance that food stuff from the ocean will participate in heading forward. As 1 of the world’s main seafood nations, Norway also has a particular accountability,” claims Larsen.
The Norwegian Seafood Council sees lots of alternatives in partnering with Consume.
“Take in has crafted up a robust position as a global system and functions as a catalyst for the change and advancement of sustainable meals generation techniques. By way of this partnership, EAT’s study-primarily based agenda to raise the share of food items from the sea will gain even much more traction,” says Larsen.
Consume is previously a solid global voice on the urgent need to have to go away from today’s unsustainable food stuff generation and feeding on styles. Most notably, in 2019, the Eat-Lancet Commission’s planetary wellness food plan made headlines throughout the world. Study much more about the planetary overall health diet program.