Saturday, 27th August 2016 | 7:15 – 9:30PM
Can hunger and malnutrition be solved by pushing for more production-oriented policies? Is there more than enough food in the world for all or is the problem accessibility and economic inequality? Moreover, will excessive production bring us to a very dangerous dilemma regarding resources scarcity, loss of biological diversity and eventually ecosystem failure?
Food systems have never been a popular subject in climate change negotiations, despite the very complex relationship between the two. How to develop an ideal food system that is healthy for people, sustainable for the environment and friendly toward climate change may be the only viable system for the future. Further for a sustainable future a “right to food” has to be understood as a vital part of how state’s address this issue.
These are the issues that will be raised by Dr. Hilal Elver who will be in discussion with Haris Gazdar.
Dr. Hilal Elver is a research professor and global distinguished fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara and a fellow at UCLA Law School’s Resnick Food Law and Policy Center. Her most recent book is Reimagining Climate Change (co-edited with Paul Wapner 2016). She is also the author of numerous book chapters and articles in academic journals on topics ranging from Global Justice, New Constitutionalism, Secularism, women’s rights, water rights, environmental security, climate change diplomacy and food security. She was appointed Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food by UN’s Human Rights Council in May 2014.
Haris Gazdar is a Senior Researcher at the Collective for Social Science Research. He has contributed widely to social science research and social and economic policy debates in Pakistan and elsewhere. He has taught as well as conducted academic research in the UK, India, and Pakistan. Besides his academic and consultancy assignments, he has worked on an honorary basis as adviser to research programmes, government and non-governmental organizations. Gazdar leads the Pakistan research team for LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) and is a member of the Consortium Steering Committee.
When: Saturday, 27th August 2016
Where: The Second Floor (T2F)
Time: 7:15PM – 9:30PM
Entry: Free! (Donations are appreciated)