#CROP27: The Critical Food Connection
With food finally on the agenda of COP27, #CROP27: The Critical Food Connection showcases the diversity of food innovation - and the people behind the solutions - to highlight their crucial role in climate dialogues and action.
Food systems need to be an integral part of international climate dialogues if we want to limit global warming and save our planet for future generations. Not only do sustainable food systems provide an opportunity for reducing our collective greenhouse gas emissions, but they also provide the opportunity to have a positive impact on our environment. COP27 will mark a key point in this journey, with the climate community coming together in Egypt to discuss mitigation and solutions, and the food systems community joining them for the first time.
COP27 will see the first Food Systems Pavilion take place where actions, strategies, and solutions across the entire food value chain will be addressed. Despite this great progress, it is crucial that food systems are considered across all climate dialogues - at COP27 and beyond - as a holistic solution to the growing environmental challenges we are facing. Sustainability challenges are often tackled in isolation, but we now have a unique opportunity to come together, from different locations, sectors and backgrounds, to tackle these challenges as a whole.
Sitting at the core of this, and one of the key routes to transforming our food system, is innovation. Innovation offers diverse solutions to deliver a more sustainable and healthier food system. Many of these solutions already exist, but they need scaling up, speeding up and increased awareness.
#CROP27: The Critical Food Connection showcases the diversity of food innovation - and the people behind the solutions - to highlight their crucial role in climate dialogues and action. Food production has become so much more than cultivating the land, and food innovation must be at the centre of climate conversations.
Meet the innovators transforming the food system below!
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From new ideas to big projects, we want to hear all about the food innovation solutions that are transforming the food system!