International food companies and organisations are set to come together ahead of COP27 in a conference to discuss cutting the carbon emissions of the industry.
The Food Systems Pavilion will see international leaders in the food space from 15 countries consider the best ways to clean up the sector, which accounts for more than a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Farmers, policymakers, retailers and scientists will work alongside one another to determine mandatory agreements for all nations to follow in the future.
Dhanush Dinesh, Clim-Eat Founder – the event’s co-hosts, said: “We are bringing together farmers, food producers, NGOs, businesses, youth, indigenous peoples, governments and intergovernmental organisations in the first ever Food Systems Pavilion.
“We believe COP27 will represent a critical turning point for our food systems. We urge all interested parties to join us in championing #ActionOnFood and making this the food COP.”
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit, Agnes Kalibata, said: “We must ensure that food dominates the COP27 agenda. It has been the missing piece in climate negotiations for far too long.
“Transforming our food systems unlocks opportunities to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and provide solutions to some of the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time.”