Building the resilience of the food sector to climate change at Paris COP21

Vincent Doumeizel from Lloyd’s Register addressed the COP21 meeting in Paris on the importance of food safety resilience.  He built on the Foundation’s Foresight review of resilience engineering: designing for the expected and unexpected which will lead to a global programme to build the resilience in critical global sectors. 

Following the keynote session, Doumeizel commented on the importance of food safety and ensuring a sustainable global food supply chain, “The footprint of the global food supply chain has a direct impact on climate change, with water conservation, food security and the transportation of foodstuffs around the world all front and centre for global food manufacturing, production and retail organisations. We are increasingly seeing our clients making a direct link between climate change, corporate social responsibility and their financial bottom line.”  For more information see www.lr.org.