HOW OUR EATING HABIT IS KILLING THE PLANET AND WHAT CAN BE DONE?
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This week guest is H.E. Prof. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the 6th President of the Republic of Mauritius and who is a Professor. Biodiversity scientist. Entrepreneur. Author.
During her academic journey, she has participated in several consultation meetings on environmental issues organized by international organizations. Between 2011-2013, she was elected and served as Chairperson of the International Council for Scientific Union – Regional Office for Africa, and served as an Independent Director on the Board of Barclays Bank of Mauritius Ltd between (2012-2015).
Elevated to the Order of the Commander of the Star and Key by the Government of Mauritius in 2008, she has been admitted to the Order of the Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the Government of France in 2010 and is the recipient of 5 DSc (s).
Elected Fellow of several academies and societies, Ms Gurib-Fakim received several international prizes including the 2007 l’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, the African Union Commission Award for Women in Science, 2009.
On 05 June 2015, she was sworn in as the 6th President and the First Female President of the Republic of Mauritius and served in that capacity until March 2018.
She was elevated to the Order of GCSK by the Government of Mauritius, and received the Legion d’Honneur from the Government of France in 2016. In 2017 she received both the lifelong achievement award of the United States Pharmacopoeia-CePat Award and the American Botanical Council Norman Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award. In 2018, she received the Order of St George at the Semperopernball, Dresden, Germany. In 2019, she received the ‘Trailblazing award for political Leadership’ by the World Women Leaders Council in Iceland. In 2020, she was elected Honorary President of the International and Engineering Institute and received their 2020 5th IETI Annual Scientific Award. She also received the IAS-COMSTECH Ibrahim Memorial Award from the WIAS in Jordan.
In June 2016, she was in the Forbes List for the 100 ‘Most Powerful women in the world’ and 1st among the Top 100 Women in Africa Forbes List 2017, 2019.
She is honoured as one of Foreign Policy’s 2015 Global Thinkers.
Jeroom Remmers. He is the director of the TAPP Coalition. It is an international foundation focusing on fair prices and taxes to make the production and consumption of meat and dairy sustainable (tappcoalition.eu). The foundation is supported by farmers, healthcare professionals, youth, businesses and charities. TAPP Coalition showed a 55%-majority of Dutch, German and French consumers support a meat tax, including environmental costs (GHG-emissions, nitrogen, biodiversity loss), on the condition that revenues of an excise duty will be used to reduce VAT rates on vegetables/fruits and compensate farmers and low-income groups. Remmers’ report ‘Aligning food prices with the European Green Deal’, and the report ‘Sustainability charge on meat’, presented at the EU Parliament 5th Feb 2020, received global media coverage and influenced the EU Commission's ‘Farm to Fork Strategy’.
Dr. Helena Wright is Policy Director at the FAIRR Initiative based in London, where she focuses on policy solutions related to the risks and opportunities surrounding intensive animal agriculture. Helena’s work focuses on engaging with governments, regulators, industry bodies and investors to promote greater understanding of the ESG risks surrounding intensive animal agriculture and build increased engagement around sustainable policies and business practices. Her previous experience includes working as a Vice President at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), working at think tank E3G on sustainable finance, as well as working as a negotiator for the UK Government. She holds a PhD from Imperial College London.