World Green Economy Summit to tackle global food security

Global food security and its role in green growth will be high on the agenda of the seventh World Green Economy Summit (WGES) on October 6-7 at Expo 2020 Dubai. 

 

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) are organizing the international event set to tackle some of the critical sustainable development pillars. 

 

The 2021 WGES will be held simultaneously with the 23rd Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show, which DEWA organizes on October 5-7, according to Emirates News Agency (WAM).

 

Participants will discuss solutions, resources and research required to address the pressing global food security challenges and threats. They will examine and propose proactive measures to enhance stakeholder resilience and preparedness for any future changes. These discussion areas have become more relevant than ever today due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the importance of food security in achieving people’s prosperity, ensuring the continued operation of the vital sectors, and meeting development requirements across fields.

 

Food security will remain one of the top priorities of governments after the pandemic. WGES will look into ways to advance the food and agricultural technology sectors to fulfil the circular or green economy requirements and promote the sustainable use of natural resources, particularly water, during production processes. Several pioneering and leading food security initiatives have been launched worldwide to combat different challenges. One of these is the Dubai Food Tech Valley, a significant program launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to leverage genetic engineering in agriculture along with hydroponics and vertical farming, to ensure food security for residents.

 

Source: https://www.bna.bh/en/WorldGreenEconomySummittotackleglobalfoodsecurity.aspx?cms=q8FmFJgiscL2fwIzON1%2bDlJyR2jlZLg3OCJR%2b7A%2fxgU%3d

 

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