EESC Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT) Permanent Group (PG) on Sustainable Food Systems Work Plan 2023-2025
19 September 2023
EESC Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT) Permanent Group (PG) on Sustainable Food Systems Work Plan 2023-2025 Context: Fostering the systemic change and wellbeing economy we need for the successful implementation of the European Green and Social Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals towards a just transition will be the cornerstone of the NAT, SDO and PG work. [...] At the international level, the follow-up of the UN Food Systems Summit convened by the UN Secretary-General in 2021 through its stocktaking exercises planned every two years, the work of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the growing space devoted to food systems in the COP on Climate Change and Biodiversity will set the tone on the importance of sustainable food systems for the comin. [...] 2 The following opinions were developed in the first half-mandate of the NAT Section 2020-2025 terms of office: NAT/892 – Towards a European Food Policy Council as a new governance model in the future EU Framework on Sustainable Food Systems ; NAT/873 own-initiative opinion – Food price crisis: the role of speculation and concrete proposals for action in the aftermath of the Ukraine war; NAT/857 –. [...] partnership event in collaboration with stakeholders and leading example with the EESC canteen), o Prevention and reduction of food waste, knowing that one third of produced food is lost/wasted (mainly at the end of the supply chain), (debate linked to the opinion on the revision of the EU waste framework), • Gather and provide civil society's contribution to the upcoming framework legislation on. [...] This means that the European agri-food sector is able to deliver food for the consumers at prices that include extra costs for criteria such as sustainability, animal welfare, food safety and nutrition but also a fair return to the farmers, and at the same time maintains its position as the preferred choice for the vast majority of consumers." Opinion Civil society's contribution to the developmen.