Brighter Green is co-hosting The Good Food Hero Summit in Suzhou, China, along with the Good Food Fund, part of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation from August 15th – 17th. Every summer, we invite change-makers from across China—the Good Food Heroes—to share their project ideas at the Summit and learn and receive mentorship from global leaders about how to practically promote research and action towards a sustainable food system in China and beyond. This is the third summit and information about the first and summits can be found here and here.
This year’s theme is “Into the 2020s.” The 2020s is going to be the turning point in human history and it will be an important decade to achieve the UN sustainable development goals, mitigate climate change, slow the biodiversity loss, and meet the rising demand for food. Centered around this theme, the summit invites its speakers and delegates to think ahead for the next ten years how we can bring about/back a plant-forward diet, support better practices in animal welfare, and reduce food waste and plastic pollution.
The highlight of this year’s Summit is the official launch of EAT-Lancet Report in China. This report, published earlier this year, brought together 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet.
Speakers are coming from world-level academic and professional backgrounds. They include, our Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, Rafi Taherian (Yale University), Peggy Neu (Monday Campaigns), David Havelick (Harvard University), Becky Ramsing (John Hopkins University’s Center for a Livable Future), Kelley Wind (Coalition for Healthy School Food), Chavalit Frederick Tsao (IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group), Xi Chunling (International Cooperation Committee on Animal Welfare), Zhou Zunguo (Compassion in World Farming), Melinda Hou (Compassion in World Farming), Shi Yan (Shared Harvest), Dr. Yuan Changzheng (Zhejiang University), Prof. Zong Geng (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), and Simon Yang (MSC).
We will also have a number of renowned chefs including Anita Lo, Elizabeth Falkner, Paul Then, Tan Zhihao, Yiwen, Chris Huang, and AJun.
More about our partners:
Approved by the State Council, registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and supervised by the China Association for Science and Technology, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF, or GDF) is a nationwide non-profit public foundation and social legal entity dedicated to biodiversity conservation and green development.
GDF’s mission is to raise awareness and facilitate action at all levels of the society to support biodiversity conservation and green development, preserve resources of national strategic value, provide guidance to sustainable socio-economic development, promote the implementation of the concept of ecological civilization.
The Good Food Fund under the GDF focuses on research, communications, policy advocacy, events, public education, and incubating entrepreneurship related to the food system. It aims to facilitate shifts in food production, distribution, and consumption patterns towards a healthier, more environmentally friendly, and more sustainable food system.