We are asking you to decide what actions you would like your governments and businesses to take to ensure that the food system you grow up in is healthy, just, and sustainable.
Did you know that today's young people are at risk of inheriting a planet that will be over four degrees warmer, that will threaten the availability and nutritional quality of what we eat, the air we breathe and the communities we live in?
The critical role that the food system plays in shaping our planetary and individual health is now undisputed. Food is responsible for 30% of human-made greenhouse gas emissions and 87% of all species at risk of extinction. Three billion people worldwide cannot afford a healthy diet, whilst at the same time, 1 in 3 people are overweight or obese. Poor diets are responsible for about 22% of adult deaths globally.
We need a food system that ensures everyone, everywhere can access and afford a safe, sustainable, and healthy diet.
How your opinion will make a difference
Youth leaders will review your contributions to create a long list of potential Actions 4 Change. In May, you will then be able to vote for which Actions 4 Change are most important to you. The ones with the most votes will make it onto the final list.
The actions will then be used to gain the support of global decision-makers at events later in the year and in the decade of action that lies ahead, ensuring that they implement policies that create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.
Check back on this page to see how your opinion has been heard and for opportunities to represent the Global Youth Pledge & Actions4Change at global events later in the year.
Who are we
We are a global group of young people who are passionate about creating fairer, healthier and more sustainable food systems. We are supported by a global group of organisations and youth networks that are working on a range of issues connected to food, such as biodiversity, farming, nutrition, gender equality and sustainability.
Together we are convening a global consultation to bring together youth leaders, activists and campaigners from around the world to co-create the first ever list of actions that governments and businesses all over the world need to take in order to transform our broken food system. Most importantly, we are inviting you to decide what is on it.
We are inviting you to submit your ideas and evidence to shape the Actions 4 Change by entering the consultation below. Or you can get in touch with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.