Transformations within reach: Pathways to a sustainable and resilient world - Resilient Food Systems

Sperling, F., Havlik, P. ORCID:, Denis, M., Valin, H. ORCID:, Palazzo, A. ORCID:, Gaupp, F., & Visconti, P. (2020). Transformations within reach: Pathways to a sustainable and resilient world - Resilient Food Systems. IIASA Report. IIASA-ISC

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Project: IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform, Bouncing Forward Sustainably: Pathways to a post-COVID World


The global spread of COVID-19 is rapidly changing the world as we know it. The pandemic, which is causing loss of life and personal grief, as well as wreaking havoc on health and economic systems, has revealed our global interdependencies and vulnerabilities. Many of the knock-on effects of this crisis are still emerging and will continue to unfold in the coming years. Several countries continue to suffer from increasing infection numbers, while some are slowly emerging from the crisis and taking steps to restart public life and their economies.
This report is a contribution to the IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform, which seeks to explore the implications of the pandemic for sustainable development pathways. This report summarizes emerging perspectives for building resilient food systems in the wake of COVID-19. Its thematic scope and the recommendations have benefited from three virtual international consultations conducted between June and September 2020 (see Acknowledgments). The summary sections that follow and the main text of this report describe first our global food system and the need for transformation in general before discussing the impacts of the pandemic and exploring how the recovery process can be harnessed to build more resilient, equitable, and sustainable food systems. It is envisaged that the Consultative Platform and the report will stimulate further dialogue to help identify applied research initiatives, which strengthen the knowledge foundation for decision making.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
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Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2020 07:00
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:33

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