Holistic Climate Solutions Summit: Day 3 Interfaith and Wellbeing

Sep 21, 2022

1️⃣💢Faith Dialogue Informing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health💢 ⏰: 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST The Faith and Food Coalition, which held Food Systems Dialogues before the UN Food Systems Summit, has begun to hold regional dialogues to narrow in on food systems challenges and solutions faced by faith communities in specific geographic regions. At a time when the United States is planning a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in late September 2022 – the first conference of its kind in 50 years – the Faith and Food Coalition will host a dialogue to uplift faith community actions and suggested policies and approaches needed to end hunger and increase healthy eating and equity in the U.S. by 2030.

As part of the Good Food Dialogues process, input from this session will not only be submitted directly to the White House for review, but will also feed into a larger synthesis report of policy ideas and innovations that will inform a movement mobilized far beyond the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the design of the national strategy to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases and health disparities especially by sharing actions that faith communities are taking to promote well-being through diet and food systems transformation.

2️⃣💢Explorations of the Climate Security Nexus💢 ⏰: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST Creating spaces for learning, experience sharing, and collaboration for young people working on climate change, peace, and security is important to strengthen advocacy and policy-level collaboration on sustainable peace. It is important to note that the root causes of both the peace and security and climate crises are interconnected. Whether related to intra or inter state conflict, the same challenges posed by our inability to act in full appreciation of our interdependence poses roadblocks to effective policy making in the areas of conflict resolution and climate action.

Convened during the 2022 UN General Assembly High-Level Week, NYC Climate Week, and in observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, this side event brings together representatives from government, UN agencies, civil society, youth peacebuilders, and climate activists to explore the opportunities to advance the climate security nexus with the aim of building sustainable peace.

3️⃣💢The Building Blocks of Mutual Aid for Disaster Resilience💢 ⏰: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm EST With many impacts of climate change already locked in, there is a growing understanding that preparedness is one of our communities greatest tools to create resilience, recognizing that for many at risk of being left behind, no one is coming to save them: we must save ourselves. If communities at risk anticipate not being able to receive government assistance following major disasters, then we must create mutual aid networks, to ensure that we are ready for any situation that may emerge.

This workshop will explore, in the lead up to disasters, how marginalized communities can create preparedness, connecting with existing systemic resources, and make the case for the importance of mutual aid, training attendees on how to create, maintain, and support their own networks of mutual aid. Participants will walk away understanding how we can work, from a bottom up approach, aligning with government systems and existing community resources, to strengthen our preparedness thru building disaster resilience using mutual aid networks.

Learn more at https://tzuchicenter.org/ClimateWeekNYC

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