6 October 2021

07:00 - 13:00 EST (USA)
12:00 - 18:00 BST (UK)
13:00 - 19:00 (CENTRAL EUROPE)

Countries are already preparing for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching Net Zero by the middle of the century. As the Global Food System contributes around 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), changing the way we grow, process and consume food will be a central plank of delivering a Net Zero future.

The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021 will outline the effects of our current food system and what can be done to improve it in a way that delivers benefits to people and planet. To do this, we need to understand where to act across the world, how to deliver change rapidly and crucially-cost effectively. The scale of the change needed is monumental.

Co-hosted by United Nations Environment Programme, World Resources Institute and WRAP this online event will explore and debate what needs to be done and how. A new report on how to deliver a Net Zero food system for one large economy - the UK, which will be published at the conference.


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Event programme below gives more details on each session. You can join all or select sessions that you would like to attend.

This event is for you if you're interested in improving our food system so that it delivers benefits to people and helps deliver a Net Zero future.

Join us to hear from a diverse array of speakers - Consumer Goods Forum, EAT Foundation, Morrisons, Nestle, Sustainable Food Trust, Unilever, United Nations Environment Programme, World Resources Institute -  from around the world delving into their experiences and outlooks culminating in a summary of priorities for action.


Timings (BST) Session
12:00 - 12.55 State of the Nation: Global Food Systems & Keynote speeches on the role of the food system in delivering Net Zero
13:15 - 
New research:
Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions from the Food System - where to act?
14:00 - 14:50 Farmers & Growers
15:00 - 15:50 Supply Chain - Manufacturers, Brands, Retail, Hospitality
16:00 - 16:50 Citizens
17:00 - 18:00 Creating the right environment for a Net Zero Food System


Meet the speakers and further details available in the Event Programme below.

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