The Labour International Development Network (LIDN) recently held its very successful first meeting.
The network was formed by Labour International members who are interested in international development. This new grassroots group provides a way for members to discuss what Labour policy on international development should be, and how to combat Tory attacks on DfID and international aid.
The meeting was well attended by close to twenty members, and included a talk by a lead climate change specialist from the World Bank, followed by a short but very interesting Q&A session.
The speaker was very informative about worldwide agriculture and food systems, and explained to us how this sector is lagging way behind others in reducing its carbon footprint. He said that if the world’s future population is going to be fed sustainably and healthily, global food production systems, food waste management and people’s diets all need to be transformed.
For further information he recommended the EAT Forum website where you can read about the research and recommendations of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health.
You can download the Eat-Lancet Summary Report in several languages.
The full EAT-Lancet report is also available free from the site if you register with Lancet.
We’re hoping to have more expert speakers at future meetings.
LIDN also plans to organise events for members to learn about development, and to help branches develop motions and organize discussions. LIDN aims to become a persuasive campaigning force for development within the Party, leveraging the unique vantage point of Labour International and its global membership.
If you would like to be part of LIDN, please join by sending an email to: LabourIDN@gmail.com
We look forward to hearing from you !
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