Wednesday 21 April, 16:00 – 16:45 CEST (10:00 – 10:45 EDT)

Plenary session: At the intersection of climate, nature, food and people 

 

2020 has been a unique and a challenging year. COVID-19 has impacted the economy and society, and has illuminated the interconnections between the key systems – climate, nature, food and people. It has also raised some difficult questions – are we respecting the links between nature and food? Are our food systems discriminatory against the most vulnerable? Is addressing carbon enough to respond to the climate crisis? As countries across the world pledge to build back better, this session will address the interconnections between climate, nature, food and people, highlighting how they play out in local, regional and global contexts and impact key stakeholders. Through concrete engagement opportunities, it will demonstrate how the UN Food Systems Summit, CBD COP 15 and UNFCCC COP26 can be used to elevate issues of a cross-cutting nature and help business approach these complex challenges in a holistic manner.

Speakers

Barbara Baarsma

Barbara Baarsma

CEO, Rabo Carbon Bank

Peter Bakker

Peter Bakker

President & CEO, WBCSD

Gabriela Burian

Gabriela Burian

Multi-Stakeholders Global Partnerships Lead, Bayer

Erin Fitzgerald

Erin Fitzgerald

CEO, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action

Michelle Grogg

Michelle Grogg

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainable Development, Cargill

Tom Heap

Tom Heap

Freelance broadcaster & journalist

Diane Holdorf

Diane Holdorf

Managing Director Food & Nature and Senior Management Team, WBCSD

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, United Nations

Johan Rockström

Johan Rockström

Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam

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