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Marching Towards COP27: Building MENA Climate Resilience by Engaging Women of Faith in Food Systems Transformation

Building a Flourishing Future | Panel

With a collapsing global economy and worsening impacts from climate change, ~20% of people in the MENA region are food insecure. This is worse in countries mired in conflict, like Yemen and Syria. Simultaneously obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are on the rise in MENA countries due to an increased diet of processed foods that are directly and negatively impacting ecosystems across the world.

The world’s deteriorating health is tied to the deterioration of the world’s ecosystems. The MENA region is particularly sensitive to expected increased average temperatures, less and more erratic precipitation, changing patterns of rainfall, continuing sea-level rise and changes in water supply. All of these affect food production and access. 

To contribute to furthering conversations after the United Nations Food Systems Summit, the Faith and Food Coalition partnered with GlobalOne 2015 to host a dialogue between local women-led grassroot organizations in the MENA region at the Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB56).

This panel will mark the launch of the Faith and Food MENA Regional Food Systems Dialogues’ report, and share best practices emerging from the MENA region that build climate resilience by engaging women of faith in food systems transformation.               

Learn more at tzuchicenter.org/ClimateWeekNYC

Date & Time

Friday, 9/23
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location

Tzu Chi Center
229 E 60th St. NY, 10022

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