Climate change and global food systems, LUC Climate Change Conference 2024

Climate change and global food systems, LUC Climate Change Conference 2024

Feeding a Changing World: Climate Change and Global Food Systems is the theme of Loyola University Chicago’s 2024 Climate Change Conference on 14 to 15 March, recognizing that climate change poses a growing threat to global food security.

The annual climate change conference is an initiative of the School of Environmental Sustainability and will convene experts from multiple disciplines to explore how climate change impacts global food security. Speakers will discuss strategies for developing equitable, resilient, and sustainable food systems.

The two-day event includes a keynote presentation by Amanda Little, author of The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, and Bloomberg columnist and professor of journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University. There are also panel discussions on the impacts of climate change in global food security, climate change and food production in the Midwest, and climate change and food justice.

The conference draws inspiration from Loyola’s enduring Jesuit values of social justice, service to humanity, and care for our world. The event aims to advance understanding of the climate crisis, foster discussion around practical solutions, and inspire action for a more just and sustainable world.

Registration for the in-person conference is open until 8 March 2024, while registration for the livestream of the keynote presentation closes at 5 pm (CST) on 13 March 2024. For those who wish to register, this is the link.


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