Growing Food Systems Solutions for our Climate Future

Food systems transformation is at the nexus that links food security, nutrition, human health, climate change, and nature and ultimately the future viability of our survival on this planet.

Food systems, and their power to impact global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, social justice, global public health, and pandemic recovery, are starting to gain more prominence on the global stage. The inaugural UN Food System Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021 was an incredible opportunity to elevate the role and importance of food systems in the global dialogue and surfaced some of the most ambitious and actionable ideas to shift our food systems around the world. Ancient knowledge and modern innovations already exist that could hold the keys to a sustainable food future, but there is an urgent need to integrate food systems into the broader global agenda for climate and nature, especially for climate change and COP26 in Glasgow this November. We need to continue to build momentum, elevate existing and emerging solutions, and create accountability for an ambitious agenda to transform our food systems for the sake of people and planet.

This event will convene leaders in conservation, nutrition, and food systems innovation to highlight some of the most critical game changing solutions needed to transform food systems, elevate the importance of food systems to the global agenda for climate and nature, and to translate commitments into action to achieve systems-level change we need for a sustainable food future.


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Panel I: Food Systems Transformation: The Urgency and the Opportunity

Panel II: Food System Solutions and Climate Change – The Road to Glasgow

  • Irish Baguilat headshot
    Irish Baguilat
    Coordinator for UN Decade of Family Farming and Women Farmers’ Agenda, Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)
  • Federico Bellone headshot
    Federico Bellone
    Lead, Nature Based Solutions & Regenerative Food and Agriculture Systems – COP26 High Level Climate Champions team
  • Dr. Martin Frick headshot
    Dr. Martin Frick
    Deputy to the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit
  • Dr. Lawrence Haddad headshot
    Dr. Lawrence Haddad
    Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), co-chair UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 1
  • Michelle Nunn headshot
    Michelle Nunn
    President and CEO of CARE USA, co-chair UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 4
  • Joao Campari headshot
    Moderated by:
    Dr. Joao Campari
    Global Lead, Food Practice, WWF, co-chair UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 3