"WMO and FAO Regional Offices Join Efforts with Member States in Promoting Action for Sustainable Food Systems to Address Climate Change Challenges"

As the world faces the urgent realities of climate change, the fifth Food Systems Talk, titled "Feeding Europe in a Changing Climate," is taking place. This event is organized by the regional offices of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) within the regional UN Issue-based Coalition on Sustainable Food Systems. It sheds light on how climate change profoundly affects our food systems.

The upcoming UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment makes it clear that addressing climate change's impact on our food systems is crucial.

The 5th Food Systems Talk brings together two distinguished experts: HE Mr. Claude Haagen, the Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture, and Rural Development of Luxembourg, and Dr. Elena Mateescu, Director General of the National Meteorological Administration from Romania. They bridge the gap between policy and scientific understanding, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and informed decision-making.

Mr. Claude Haagen's extensive experience in shaping agricultural policies gives him a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities amid climate change. He highlights the important connection between climate and food systems, promoting sustainable practices and resilient strategies.

Dr. Elena Mateescu, with her scientific-technical perspective, explains in detail how climate impacts food systems. Her expertise in meteorology and climate science is essential for building sustainable food systems that can withstand climate challenges.

In an insightful discussion moderated by Dr. Kornelia Radics, Director of the WMO Regional Office for Europe, they showcase the profound impact of their combined efforts. 

Enjoy this enlightening discussion as these experts lead the way towards building a sustainable and climate-resilient future for our food systems.

Enjoy the Talk!