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Climate action to transform food systems

CGIAR

United Nations World Food Programme

Past Event

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC)

Registration Required

Hosts

CGIAR

United Nations World Food Programme

Languages

English
English

Channels

Climate & Environment

Food & Nutrition

UNGA Guide

Climate action to transform food systems - Linking the UNFSS and COP26 through initiatives that support greater resilience to climate change

In partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) the CGIAR host this webinar to bring together high level speakers to debate ways we can between connect policy and research communities who work in parallel on food security and climate action.

Panelists will explore ways to better align agendas and commitment at the UN Food Systems Summit and the UN COP26 climate summit to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Climate change clearly impacts food systems, just as the way we grow, farm and rear our food impact the climate.

Unfortunately, however, often these issues are not discussed together, and those working on these issues siloed from one another. Although it’s welcome people have begun thinking more about climate in recent years, it’s concerning to see such little cooperation between the two major conferences dealing with food and climate.

Join us for this high level live expert discussion, and have your question answered live by our panel.

Moderator 

• Mark Goldberg, Host, Global Dispatches Podcast

Our speakers

• Gernot Laganda, Chief / Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes, UN World Food Programme (WFP)

• Christine Schneeberger, Deputy Head Global Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

• Peter Läderach, Principal Climate Scientist, CGIAR / UN World Food Programme (WFP)

• Ben Webster, Head of Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) Secretariat

• Astrid Zwick , Head of InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) Secretariat

• Walter Baethgen, Director of the Regional and Sectoral Research program in the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

• Jerry Velasquez, Director Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund (GCF)

• Dr Saleemul Huq, Director International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and AT5 Chair of the UN Food Systems Summit

Hosts

CGIAR

United Nations World Food Programme