Extinction and Livestock.
Moving to a flourishing food system for wildlife, farm animals and us.
The Extinction and Livestock
international conference is being held at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth 11 Conference Centre, London, and will examine how we can transform
our global food and farming systems to work for people, the planet and animals.
It will bring together diverse interests – conservation & livestock production, land &
water use, the environment & climate change, ethics & economics,
healthy & sustainable diets, food security, food business– and act as a catalyst for future collaboration and solution
speakers already confirmed include: award-winning author, Dr Carl Safina; World
Food Prize winner, Hans Herren and Dr Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the
right to food. This
is an event not to miss.
5 October 2017 - Day One – issues and impact
An evening networking event will focus on future foods.
6 October 2017 - Day Two – practical and policy
debate and discussion will be built into the programme to stimulate ideas and
hear practical contributions from all delegates. Everyone will have an
opportunity to make their voice heard.
attending the conference will have the opportunity to contribute to the
development of solutions-focused events to be held in diverse global
The full conference programme will be announced in May 2017.
Below is a list of speakers and contributors confirmed to date, with more to be announced!
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Writer/activist, Research Professor, the University of Texas
Senior Adviser for Sustainable Development, the European Commission
Dr Frank Hu
Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Professor for Nature and Humanity, Stony Brook University
Founder/President, the Millennium Institute
CEO, Compassion in World Farming
Professor of Biology, University of Sussex
Secretary-General, the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
Jane Goodall DBE
UN Messenger of Peace, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute
Executive Director of Global Programmes, WWF
Jonathon Porritt CBE
Co-Founder, Forum for the Future
Agroecological farmer and community leader
Ambassador for Bush Heritage Australia
Ambassador for the UN Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS)
Professor of Food Policy, City, University of London
Head of Public Policy, WWF-Brazil
Vice-president, Policy, the Humane Society of the US (HSUS)
Senior Political Adviser, Compassion in World Farming
Olivier De Schutter
Co-chair of IPES-Food, Law Professor, the Catholic University of Louvain
Yuval Noah Harari
Best-selling author, Professor, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Geochemist, Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester
Eurogroup for Animals
Vice President Communication & Corporate Affairs, Compass Group North America
A founder of Hampton Creek & a Vice-president at HSUS
Sustainable investment journalist contributing to Forbes magazine
USA Executive Director at Compassion in World Farming
CEO of Quorn Ltd.
More speakers and contributors to be announced
If you have a professional or personal interest in one or more of the
following sectors, this conference is for you:
Livestock production and its consumption of finite resources is devastating biodiversity and pushing wildlife to the brink of extinction. With millions of people malnourished and the planet in peril, it’s vital that we find effective solutions, and fast.
Join us and play your part in identifying and developing those solutions.
Organised by Compassion in World Farming in partnership with WWF, with supporting partners:
If you have questions regarding any aspect of the conference please contact Amelia Simpson
Compassion in World Farming - Registered Charity No. 1095050