This event took place on Wednesday 6 October 2021, with full details and session recordings available below.

Co-hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Resources Institute (WRI) and WRAP this online event explored and debated what needs to be done and how, following the United Nations Food Systems Summit (Sept 2021) and ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. A new report on how to deliver a Net Zero food system for one large economy - the UK, was published on the day of conference: UK Food System GHG Emissions.

A diverse array of speakers took part in the event from around the world, delving into their experiences and outlooks. (You can find out more about the speakers in the Event Programme at the bottom of the page, where you'll also find Questions and Answers.)

If you missed any of the sessions or would like to watch them again, links to the recordings are below:

Session Speakers Link to recording of live session
1) State of the Nation: Global food systems and keynote speeches on the role of the food system in delivering Net Zero
  • Marcus Gover, WRAP
  • James Lomax, UNEP
  • Geeta Sethi, World Bank
  • Andrew Griffiths, Nestlé
Click here to watch Session 1
2) New report: Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions from the food system - where to act
  • Chair: Richard Swannell, WRAP
  • Karen Fisher, WRAP
  • Pierre Boileau, UNEP
Click here to watch Session 2
3) Farmers and growers
  • Chair: Marcus Gover, WRAP
  • Sophie Throup, Morrisons
  • Adele Jones, Sustainable Food Trust
  • Nina Prichard, McDonald's
  • Ken Giller, Wageningen University
Click here to watch Session 3
4) Supply chain - manufacturers, brands, retail, hospitality
  • Chair: Ignacio Gavilan, The Consumer Goods Forum
  • Claire Atkins-Morris, Sodexo
  • Robin Sundaram, Nestlé
  • Toine Timmermans, Wageningen University
Click here to watch Session 4
5) Citizens
  • Chair: Dana Gunders, ReFED
  • Christina Bauer-Plank, Unilever
  • Lujain Alqodmani, EAT Foundation
  • Michiel Bakker, Google
  • Richard Swannell, WRAP
Click here to watch Session 5
6) Creating the right environment for a Net Zero food system
  • Chair: Liz Goodwin, WRI
  • Hodayah Finman, EPA 
  • Barbaros Corekoglu, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food
  • Alison Ismail, Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Closing remarks from Marcus Gover, WRAP
Click here to watch Session 6

“If we don’t fix the food system, we won’t fix climate change, and we won’t reach Net Zero. For the sake of people and planet, we must act now.”

Dr Marcus Gover Chief Executive WRAP

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