Nutrition at the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27)

The UN-Nutrition has announced the holding of 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27)in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 to 18 November. 

More than 45,000 persons representing Parties, UN and regional organisations, companies, civil society, the scientific community, indigenous and local communities enrolled to enhance and accelerate climate action and follow through on collective commitments and pledges.

Food systems are on the COP27 agenda this year like never before. UN-Nutrition, the United Nations coordinating mechanism for nutrition, will continue to actively engage in raising awareness about the interconnections between diets, food systems, and climate change, as well as emphasising the importance of addressing nutritional and environmental challenges through collaborative policy options that generate co-benefits for people and the planet. UN agencies play an important role in assisting international, national, and subnational policymakers in developing evidence-based policies and programmes that benefit nutrition and the environment. At COP27, UN-Nutrition will advocate for the inclusion of healthy diets derived from sustainable food systems and improved nutrition in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) (NAPs).

The following are some of the events that will be held that are related to nutrition:

  • For the first time in the history of the UN Conference of Parties, COP27 will have a pavilion dedicated to food and agriculture. Organized by FAOCGIAR and The Rockefeller Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Pavilion will host a rich program of events that will show how agrifood systems are part of the solution to the climate crisis, bringing together government and community leaders, farmers, academics and other experts who are taking decisions on innovative solutions to help countries take effective climate action.

Check out the Food and Agriculture Pavilion program here: https://cop27foodpavilion.cgiar.org/


  • Small-scale farmers produce up to 80 per cent of the food in developing countries but receive less than 1.7 per cent of climate finance. Also this year, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will be at COP27 to amplify the voices of small-scale producers and promote their role in climate change responses and resilient food systems.

Check out the IFAD Pavilion program here: https://www.ifad.org/en/web/events/cop27


  • Climate change is already affecting people’s health and will continue to do so at an accelerating rate unless urgent action is taken. The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust and partners will host the Health Pavilion that will convene the global health community and its partners to ensure health and equity are placed at the center of the climate negotiations.

Check out the Health Pavilion program here: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2022/11/06/default-calendar/cop27-health-pavilion


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IAEA Newsletter

The Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Section is excited to share its second eNewsletter. 

In this issue:

  • A revised e-learning experience
  • A new research project and a new database on breast milk intake
  • The first ‘Nuclear in Nutrition’ interview
  • Highlights on the Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets for All

View the newsletter here

St. John’s Research Institute produced a lower cost model of a total body potassium counter to accurately measure body cell mass of individuals with uncertain hydration status such as pregnant women, children in early stages of life and people with acute malnutrition or with cancer. (Photo: SJRI) St. John’s Research Institute produced a lower cost model of a total body potassium counter to accurately measure body cell mass of individuals with uncertain hydration status such as pregnant women, children in early stages of life and people with acute malnutrition or with cancer. (Photo: SJRI)

IAEA NAHRES Newsletter Jan 2022

Articles include:

  • The continued cooperation with IAEA Collaborating Centre St. John’s Research Institute to better understand complex nutritional problems – what’s next? 
  • And a new IAEA infographic on the use of nuclear techniques in cancer prevention and care

IAEA Infographic on the use of nuclear techniques in cancer prevention and care
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IAEA: Nutrition and health-related environmental studies newsletter

The 14th Newsletter of the Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Section of The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) is now available. 

In this issue you can read a special article from Rachel Marklew of the IUNS Task Force ICONIC on their international work to advance collaborative engagement in nutrition, physical activity, and cancer.

Other news includes updates on research projects, virtual meetings, conferences and webinars, reports, and new tools, as well as some inspiring success stories and latest IAEA news.

The European Association for the Study of Obesity- Newsletter

The EASO (European Association for the Study of Obesity) newsletter is available. Read about upcoming conferences, their Advocating on Obesity Online Workshop Series, and EU projects focused on Protein and Sweeteners and Sweetness enhancers.

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