Food is a Conversation: International Biodiversity Day – Japan

22 May 20 | 9:00 am - 9:30 am 0

In all of the ecosystems we are living it and which we are nurtured by, biological diversity is essential to preserve the health of human beings. The food we eat, the air we breathe, the environment in which we live depend on keeping the natural world healthy.

Now global ecosystems are facing unprecedented threats. Nature is in decline. This degradation is the direct result of anthropic activity and constitutes a threat to human well-being, resulting in eroding the very foundations of our economies, food safety, health and quality of life worldwide too.

In this context, the protection of biodiversity, of which the international day is celebrated on May 22, can act as a real key catalyst to transform agricultural and food systems and improve human health and the environment in which we live.
These are the starting points of our Food is a Conversation: International Biodiversity Day – Japan, which will be live streamed on May 22nd at 4 pm JST.

Who is joining the virtual stage of our Food is a Conversation? Tomoko Hoshino, Vice chair of Environmental Partnership Council (EPC).

She participated in the movement to promote “the UN decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD),” the Biodiversity Citizens Network in 2010 and the Rio+20 Earth Summit NGO Liaison Conference. She has been involved in the administration of the Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC) since 2003. Hoshino currently serves as vice chair of Environmental Partnership Council. Besides, she serves as a member of the board of directors of Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs, Japan NPO Center, and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center and as a member of the Ministry of the Environment SDGs
Stakeholders’ Meeting.

The event will be moderated by Chris Krause, Director at Future Food Kyobashi Living Lab

Food is a Conversation: International Biodiversity Day – Japan will happen as an online event and will be broadcast:
– On the Future Food Institute YouTube channel (
– On the Future Food Japan and Future Food Institute Facebook pages (

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