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COP27: Putting food at the heart of climate dialogue and action

EIT Food is working with a consortium of global partners as a co-host of the Food Systems Pavilion at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) to discuss the opportunities that sustainable food systems provide in the fight against climate change.

The importance of Food Systems at COP27

Food systems are a crucial piece to any discussion on achieving a more sustainable future and addressing climate change. With around one third of global GHG emissions coming from the food system, transforming food production and consumption is critical to tackling the climate crisis.

Against rising pressure from worsening climate change and other stressors, notably the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 crisis, it is now more important than ever to centre the discussion on how the food system can become a powerful ally in achieving a more sustainable future. Transforming the world's food systems could also generate $4.5 trillion annually in new economic activity and help to create a net-zero, nature-positive world, while also ensuring social justice and food security. As the world's largest and most dynamic agrifood innovation ecosystem, EIT Food believes that food systems need to be at the heart of climate negotiations, and are committed to highlighting the positive role transformation of food systems can play on our climate.

The Food Systems Pavilion: putting food at the centre of the table

EIT Food is working with a consortium of leading global partners to co-host the Food Systems Pavilion at the upcoming COP27 at Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt)

The Food Systems Pavilion will focus on actions, strategies, and solutions across the entire food value chain that have the potential to drive the transformation towards healthier, more resilient, and more equitable food systems.

The Food Systems Pavilion brings together over 15 international leaders in the food space spanning the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, from farmers and youth to policy makers and scientists.

We intend to put food at the centre of the table at COP27, as a critical link between peoples and cultures, as well as climate change, nature loss, and human health. Through sessions spanning every element of the discussion on sustainable food systems, the Pavilion will capitalise on the rising awareness on food systems and agriculture issues to catalyse more partnerships and incite commitments to transform the food system.

- Dr Andy Zynga, CEO of EIT Food

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