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What’s all the hype about the Food4Climate Pavilion at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP28)? This special forum is ProVeg International’s way of putting food-systems transformation front and centre on the agenda of the world’s biggest climate conference.
But we can’t change the world by ourselves; 15 partner organisations have already joined us and we are looking for more organisations – like yours – to provide their support and input.
COP28 is the 28th session of the Conference of Parties. Taking place in Dubai, from November 30 to December 12 2023, national delegates will gather to discuss global action on climate change, agree on common goals and commitments, and negotiate measures to reduce emissions and pollution.
ProVeg is participating in COP28 to ensure that a transformation of our food system – towards more plant-based diets – is at the core of the discussions. World leaders need to acknowledge the immense pressure that animal agriculture places on land and water systems, while also accounting for 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions.Mbow, C., C. Rosenzweig, L.G. Barioni, T.G. Benton, M. Herrero, M. Krishnapillai, E. Liwenga, P. Pradhan, M.G. Rivera-Ferre, T. Sapkota, F.N. Tubiello and Y. Xu. (2019). Food Security. In P.R. … Continue reading
The Food4Climate Pavilion is a COP28 forum organised by ProVeg International in its capacity as an observer organisation. The Pavilion will serve as a space to host events, as well as provide a showcase for expert discussions and facilitate engagement with a diverse group of COP stakeholders on topics such as agricultural climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.
The launch of the pavilion last year, alongside other food-systems pavilions, was groundbreaking because it signified recognition at a UN-level of the relationship between climate change and our food systems.
ProVeg International is gearing up to build on the success of last year’s pavilion and further emphasise the need to make the shift towards plant-rich diets, adopt sustainable and resilient agricultural practices, and reduce food loss and waste.
In order to ensure the maximum impact of the Food4Climate Pavilion, ProVeg is partnering with various organisations active in the climate space. So far, 15 organisations are on board, with more to come.
World Animal Protection, A Well-Fed World, Humane Society International, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Four Paws, Food Tank, Mercy For Animals, the Jeremy Coller Foundation, Compassion in World Farming, Upfield, Impossible Foods, the MENA Youth Network, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development, the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences, and the YOUNGO Food and Agriculture Working Group.
The above list includes a wide range of partners – from environmental-justice and human-rights advocates to plant-based food manufacturers, animal-welfare advocates, and youth-agricultural groups.
Pavilion partners benefit from increased recognition and visibility (both offsite and onsite) and opportunities to speak about food-systems transformation and the climate impact of our diet.
But not only this – partners are also invited to provide input on events and discussions that could be included in the Pavilion programme. And, depending on your organisation’s desired level of involvement, there are plenty of other opportunities you might consider. Please contact [email protected] and [email protected] to find out more.
There are many ways to take part. As an individual, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, share our content, subscribe to our newsletter, donate, and spread the word by sharing our messages far and wide.
As an NGO or business, we are happy to discuss all ways in which you can partner with us. We are still accepting additional partners, so please get in touch!
With your support, we can amplify the Food4Climate message, push world leaders to listen to our demands and respond appropriately.
Here’s to future-proofing your businesses and the food system!
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