To achieve the Paris agreement and keep 1.5 alive we need ambitious food systems transformation. Why do we talk about “food systems” and what are the implications for climate targets, the pushback and the solutions. What must parties and non-state actors achieve at COP28 to catalyze the transformation?

A presentation and panel discussion will outline the current state of food systems transformation, propose what a successful outcome outcome at COP28 might look like and define what each set of stakeholders needs to bring to the table to make the transition possible.

The event is hosted by FOLU in collaboration with the Food Systems Partnership members and the Food4Climate Pavilion.

Event Programme

  • Moderator: Katie McCoshan, Policy and International Engagement Manager, FOLU

Presentations -  the state of food systems (15 mins)

  • Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO
  • Patty Fong, Program Director, Climate and Health & Well-being, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Panel Discussion: What outcomes are we calling for on food systems at COP28? (25 minutes) 

  • Moderator: Aya Mounir, YOUNGO
  • Gonzalo Munoz, UN Climate Change Champion
  • Cecil Haverkamp, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Clement Metivier, Acting Head of International Advocacy, WWF-UK
  • Erika Susanto, Director of ESG and Research Data, FAIRR Initiative

‘ Fireside chat’ - What can we expect at COP28 (10 minutes)

  • Ertharin Cousin, President and CEO, Food Systems for the Future
  • COP28 Presidency Speaker

Wrap up (3 mins) - Raphael Podselver, Director of UN Affairs, ProVeg and the Food4Climate Pavilion

Cover image by Bogota Food Bank Project, Colombia/Chris de Bode for Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition