Saturday 9 December

Leaving no one behind

10.00 – 10.45 GMT+4
Sustainable diets as the default: the private sector’s role
Supporting behaviour change is one of the most important levers to drive the transition to sustainable diets. How can the private sector leverage behaviour change science to drive reductions in environmental impact, and where are the gaps that need to be implemented? This will be an interactive roundtable discussion to assess the ways in which the private sector can step up action on behaviour change, both through retail and food service, as well as through the consumer goods sector.
Closed-door roundtable format
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Organised by Upfield
11.15 – 12.00 GMT+4
How Campus Meals Fight Climate Change
The urgency for global climate action is underscored by the United Nations Secretary-General’s explicit call for a 1.5-degree Celsius reduction in global temperatures. The message is unequivocal: without transforming our food systems, we cannot achieve the global climate goals essential for our planet’s survival.
Universities stand as pivotal players in this urgent landscape. Located in both urban and rural centers, they are trusted institutions with a dual identity: not only are they institutions of academic excellence and research, but they are also operational powerhouses. Integral to this operational capability are Auxiliary Services, which focus on the non-academic segment of higher education. These services generate business through various campus services such as food, bookstores, housing, and transportation. They advance campus environments to improve the quality of life for students and are a critical component in university operations. This unique positioning allows them to act as living labs in climate action, transforming dialogue into scalable, place-based solutions that include serving millions of meals annually.
This session aims to spotlight the transformative role that Auxiliary Services within universities can play in climate action, particularly through their food programs. By combining cutting-edge science, academics, and youth engagement with operational strengths, Auxiliary Services can deliver robust, scalable solutions.
Sid Mehta, Senior Director of Ancillary Services, Simon Fraser University
Evan Fraser, University of Guelph
Dean Rickey Yada, University of British Columbia
Lisa (Lisa Barnett) McEuen, Chief Executive Officer at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank
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Organised by Food Tank and the Simon Fraser University
14.00 – 14.45 GMT+4
A Just Transition Away from Industrial Animal Agriculture to Achieve the Paris Agreement and the SDGs
Whilst the concept of Just Transition is often discussed in the energy and transport sectors, transitioning away from industrial animal agriculture gets less attention. Accelerating a Just Transition in the agriculture sector is essential to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. What does a Just Transition away from industrial animal agriculture systems look like? Hear from a coalition of organisations who have identified 3 levers to make this crucial transition for the climate.
Sena Alouka, Togo Negotiator for Agriculture (he/him)
Sune Kirkegaard Rotne, Official from Denmark Government  (he/him)
Mia MacDonald, Executive Director of Brighter Green (she/her)
Angel Flores, External Affairs Manager, World Animal Protection (she/her)
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Organised by World Animal Protection
15.15 – 16.00 GMT+4
From South to North: Exploring Sustainable Food Systems Policy Innovations
This compelling panel unites renowned experts from the Global South and North, offering a unique platform to delve into their diverse experiences and pioneering efforts in transitioning towards sustainable food systems. Discover the pivotal role of this transformation in curbing greenhouse gas emissions and how collaborative initiatives between these regions can unlock novel strategies to promote environmental sustainability.
Ivan Euler, Secretary for Sustainability Resilience and Welfare and Animal Protection in the municipality of Salvador, Brazil 
Natalie Wright, Intern, Mayor’s Office of Food Policy in New York 
– Erika Xananine Calvillo Ramirez – Indigenous-ngiwa descendant from Puebla, Community Organizer at Legado Gaia (LEGAIA) and Proveg International Youth Board member in Mexico 
Rune-Christoffer, Dansk Vegetarisk Forening, Denmark
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Organised by Mercy For Animals