Following the COP26 summit (October 31 – November 12, 2021) to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Secretariat hosted this virtual event to underscore the inextricable link between climate and food, building on the outcomes of both the UNFSS and COP26, and to look into next year’s COP27.
This event focused on galvanizing broad support and commitment to collaborate, including driving the policy/political support needed to foster linkages and action in support of both the food systems and climate agendas.
Invited speakers discussed the main outcomes of the COP26 and their implications to food systems transformation. The discussion identified policy and institutional entry points where the Climate Convention can support transformations for more sustainable food systems and vice-versa. The speakers also explored how to mainstream food systems issues into national UNFCCC instruments such as the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), building on its existing mechanisms and processes.
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08:05 - 08:10 Remarks by Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UNFSS Special Envoy
08:10 - 08:20 Key outcomes and highlights of COP26• Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Champion, COP26
08:20 - 09:00 Panel Discussion• H.E. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Arab Republic of Egypt
09:00 - 09:10 Feedback from the audienceDigital Host: Dr. Plamen Russev, Chair, Webit.Foundation and Goodwill Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Bulgaria
09:10 - 09:25 Stakeholder feedback on COP26• Dorit Adler, President, Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit
Minister of Environment, Arab Republic of Egypt
High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26
Senior Adviser, Food Systems Summit Dialogues
Executive Director, Guatemala Chamber of Agriculture
Assistant Secretary-General - Environment and Climate Action, Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States
President, Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition
Director-General, Consumers International
Senior Policy Lead, WFP, UNFSS Action Track 5
Focal Point from the Global North, UNFCCC Youth Constituency (YOUNGO)
President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Chef, Yolele Foods
Chair, Webit.Foundation and Goodwill Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Bulgaria
Izmir Metropolitan Government, Turkey