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Food from Oceans, Rivers and Lakes

“Food from Oceans, Rivers and Lakes”

Taking place on Friday 28th January 2022

Date and time: January 28, 2022, London 06:00- 07:35; Geneva, Lagos, Rome 07:00-8:35, Cairo, Johannesburg, Lomé 08:00-09:35, Nairobi, Antananarivo 09:00-10:35, New Delhi 11:30-13:15, Bangkok, Jakarta 13:00- 14:35; Beijing, Manila, Taipei 14:00- 15:35, Honiara, Sydney 17:00-18:35, Suva 18:00- 19:35, Apia, Auckland 19:00- 20:35 & Tahiti – January 27 20:00- 21:35

An upcoming webinar will offer speakers’ insights on “Food from Oceans, Rivers and Lakes.” Offered on 28 January, the webinar will explore the vital role of blue, or aquatic, foods in the wellbeing and livelihood of 3 billion people in the world. But the health of the water bodies is being degraded by climate change, pollution, unsustainable overfishing, and mining.

Speakers will offer insights on how communities of faith must be at the forefront if we are to see a sustainable future. They will discuss decisive steps in restoring and protecting marine and freshwater ecosystems, and reducing pollution that contaminates those systems. The audience will hear about innovative approaches and ways to adapt food preferences and lifestyles to uphold creation as a gift.

The year 2022 has been declared by the UN as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The Webinar will be held in English and French.

Register for the Webinar

Background documents in English & French

For additional information, please go to this link: Webinar: “Food from Oceans, Rivers and Lakes” | World Council of Churches (oikoumene.org)

 

Sophie Dhanjal

Project Assistant

Economic and Ecological Justice

World Council of Churches

150, route de Ferney

1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

Phone: +41-22 791 67.05

Email: sdl@wcc-coe.org

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