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Hybrid conference: Extinction or Regeneration - Transforming food systems for human, animal and planetary health

extinction or regeneration
Online & London, UK
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Two-day event

Compassion in World Farming - The Extinction or Regeneration conference

In this age of hunger and accelerating climate and biodiversity emergencies radical reform of the global food system is urgently needed.

The Extinction or Regeneration Conference has been convened by Compassion in World Farming, IPES-Food BirdLife International and other partners to address the urgent need for more sustainable methods of food production that can feed future generations, while protecting humans, animals and the planet.

Hosted as a hybrid meeting - at the QEII Conference Centre in London and online on 11 and 12 May 2023 – this game-changing international conference will include plenary sessions with inspirational speakers, roundtable discussions, networking and facilitated action workshops to catalyse collaboration and change.

The conference will provide a platform for experts across the globe to share solutions for how we can transform our food and farming systems for better human, animal and planetary health. We need a whole food system approach to providing sufficient nutritious food for everyone. This must remain within the safe operating space of all nine planetary boundaries whilst protecting wild and domestic animals and restoring soils, oceans, forests and biodiversity.

Bringing together diverse interests – including environment, public health, food business, food policy, conservation, finance and animal welfare – the programme will enable attendees to explore, share and build momentum behind existing and new solutions. From lobbying for change in the worlds of global politics and finance to demonstrating efficient and nature-positive solutions… all methods for transformation are on the table.

Speakers include ecologist and author, Carl Safina; scholar and activist, Dr Vandana Shiva; Director at the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London, Professor Corinna Hawkes; writer, activist and academic, Professor Raj Patel; and UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Olivier De Schutter.

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