Emphasizing the interrelated nature of the SDGs, the Seed Summit issued a Call to Action that urges governments to step up efforts to maintain genetic diversity, “including through soundly managed seed and plant banks”. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault contains the world’s largest global backup collection of seed samples from food and forage crops, representing over 6,000 plant species. The UN Secretary-General will host the 2021 Summit on Food Systems, which will seek to catalyze large-scale public mobilization and actionable commitments to make food systems sustainable, climate adapted and resilient.

Source: IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub – RSS Feed

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