Bring food system transformation to the heart of the international climate agenda
The launch of the Pavilion at COP27 last year, alongside other food system Pavilions, was groundbreaking because it signified recognition at UN-level of the relationship between climate change and food production.
ProVeg International is gearing up to build on the success of COP27 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.
Any questions? We have the answers!
What is the pavilion?
The Food4Climate pavilion is a space within the Blue Zone that will be open from Thursday 30 November to 12 December. Partnering organisations will host events to bring food system transformation and sustainable diets to the heart of COP28, mainstreaming a transition toward diverse and resilient food production and consumption systems.
Who are the organisations behind the Food4Climate pavilion?
A total of 18 partner organisations have already signed up to join ProVeg at its Pavilion, including: World Animal Protection, A Well-Fed World, Humane Society International, the Jeremy Coller Foundation, Mercy for Animals, Compassion in World Farming, FOUR PAWS, the Plant Based Foods Institute, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, the Changing Markets Foundation, Food Tank, the MENA Youth Nework, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS), YOUNGO Food and Agriculture, the ProVeg Youth Board, Upfield and Impossible Foods.
What are the main objectives of the Food4Climate pavilion?
- Bringing food system transformation and sustainable diets to the heart of COP28
- Mainstreaming a transition toward diverse and resilient food production and consumption systems as a key climate mitigation and adaptation solution
- Bringing diverse stakeholders together to discuss challenges and solutions
What covers our 10 days programme?
Our programme is divided into four chapters:
- Setting the stage and taking stock
Friday 1 December: (Re)thinking food systems
Saturday 2 December: Transforming consumption
Sunday 3 December: Building on past work
Monday 4 December: Connecting the dots
- Showcasing innovation and solutions for planet and human health
Tuesday 5 December: Promoting innovation
Wednesday 6 December: Empowering change
- Giving a voice to the unheard
Friday 8 December: Cultivating a green generation
Sunday 9 December: Leaving no one behind
- Expanding our work for better action
Saturday 10 December: Growing the movement
Monday 11 December: Extending our scope of actions
Thursday 7 December is the official day of rest.
What kind of events will we be organising?
We will organise all types of events, from panel discussions to debates, from film screenings to receptions, from mini-conferences to award announcements. You won’t be disappointed, so come by and stay for a bit!
Can I take part digitally or in-person?
If you have access to COP28 and the Blue Zone, you will be able to attend our events in-person at the Food4Climate Pavilion.
If you’re not attending COP28, but are still interested in our events, they should all be livestreamed. Stay tuned for registration to details to be published!
Where to find you exactly?
We’ll give more details when we get closer to the event, but we can already tell you that we will be located in the Blue Zone, in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Will any food be served?
We aim to host several receptions during the conference and there may be some finger food at those. However, the main purpose of the pavilion is to host discussions on food systems and agriculture, not to serve food. Nevertheless, we should be serving coffee from time to time, so feel free to drop by.
What will happen after the pavilion/after COP28?
As we pursued our work after COP28, the Food4Climate Pavilion will strengthen and expand the network of stakeholders interested in food systems change to all kinds of stakeholders (national delegates, UN agencies, private sector, civil society, youth and more) and help build common strategies for 2024 and beyond.
We will continue collaborating on projects outside of the conference as climate work doesn’t stop after COP!
Why should I join/participate in the events?
If you eat food, you are a stakeholder in the food system! There is a seat at the table for you to join the conversation. Our events should be live streamed, interactive, and allow for networking and Q&A. Make yourself heard!
That’s why we encourage you to join our events and participate as much as you can. We need more voices and discussions around food systems, agriculture and dietary change!
Who can I contact if I have any questions?
Feel free to reach out to the team!
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Setting the stage and taking stock
Showcasing innovation and solutions for planet and human health
Giving a voice to the unheard
Expanding our work for better action
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What’s all the buzz about the Food4Climate Pavilion at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP28)?
On Earth Day 2023, ProVeg sent a joint statement letter to the presidency of this year’s UN climate change conference, COP28, which takes place in Dubai in December.
The UN climate summit (COP27) is coming to Africa next month and it’s really exciting to know that such a prestigious event is on African soil.
The urgent need to transform global food systems will be front and centre at COP27 – this year’s UN climate summit taking place in Egypt next month – thanks to the presence of the Food4Climate Pavilion, one of the first dedicated Pavilions to food-system change.
For the first time ever, this year’s UN climate change conference – COP27 – will host pavilions dedicated to food system change, including the Food4Climate Pavilion organised by global food awareness NGO, ProVeg International, and 17 other partners from around the world.
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