The 8th World Sustainability Forum – METROFOOD-RI and Coronavirus
The 8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2020) is an international scientific conference co-ordinated by MDPI and the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN). The event will take place on 15-17 September 2020, Geneva, Switzerland as part of the First World Sustainability Week which runs from 14-19 September and comprises satellite events.
September 2020 marks the 5th birthday of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). The event will take stock of where we are in relation to a more sustainable world, what has worked, what has not yet worked, and where we need to go next.
The 8th World Sustainability Forum will be an online global event. The themes for 2020 are:
1 Food Security and Agriculture
2 Mobility and Transport
METROFOOD-RI will participate in the Food Security and COVID session with the talk: “Communicate about food and health at the pandemic time”, prepared in cooperation with the Sapienza University of Rome (Department of Communication and Social Research - CoRiS) and ENEA. The health emergency is inducing transformations that require social research to measure change of theories with the dynamics of the first global pandemic. Communication is facing the most complex challenge ever, an "infodemia" (infodemic) for the dissemination of an enormous amount of information, from different and often unverifiable sources. METROFOOD-RI, with its freely accessible information service, implemented during the health emergency, aims at giving the opportunity to the world of research, businesses and consumers proper information on food safety and combat fake news during the COVID-19 emergency.
The conference's website: https://wsf-8.sciforum.net/