The FAIRR Initiative is delighted to have hosted and participated in several events at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which took place this year in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November. Follow the links below to catch up on the events.
MEAT REDUCTION & CARBON PRICING
Monday, 1 November | 11:00-12:00 (GMT)
In this virtual panel discussion, Eline Reintjes, Programme Officer at the FAIRR Initiative, joined speakers from the TAPP Coalition and the Youth Constituency to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to explore the practicalities of meat reduction and carbon pricing.
HIGH-LEVEL PRESIDENCY EVENT: ACCELERATING A JUST RURAL TRANSITION
Saturday, 6 November | 12:00-13:30 (GMT) | UK Presidency Pavilion (Blue Zone)
This event showcased actions and ambition to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture. Maria Lettini, Executive Director, joined high-level ministers from several governments to look at the policies, support and innovation required to deliver resilient livelihoods and economies while keeping within 1.5°C of global warming. WATCH IT NOW!
FAIRR-HOSTED EVENT: ALIGNING AGRICULTURAL FINANCE WITH CLIMATE AND NATURE
Saturday, 6 November | 17:00-18:00 (GMT)
At this private roundtable hosted by the FAIRR Initiative, Jeremy Coller, Chair, hosted experts from the public and private sector to discuss the topic of aligning public and private agricultural finance flows with global climate and nature!
INVESTMENT AND FINANCE FOR HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE DIETS
Monday, 8 November | 12:30-13:30 | Rockefeller Pavilion (Blue Zone)
This session explored investment and True Cost Accounting (TCA) as powerful tools that can affect food systems change. Panellists, which included Maria Lettini, Executive Director, discussed the importance of each tool and what it would take to unlock their power. SUMMARY HERE!
CARBON PRICING & FISCAL POLICIES FOR A JUST FOOD TRANSITION
Monday, 8 November | 16:00-17:00 (GMT)
In this virtual European Union Side Event, our Policy Director, Dr Helena Wright, joined speakers from the TAPP Coalition to explore carbon pricing and fiscal policies for a just agriculture and food transition.
ENGAGING THE PRIVATE SECTOR ON AGRICULTURAL PRIORITIES OF NDCS
Monday, 8 November | 16:30-18:00 (GMT) | MDB Pavilion (Blue Zone)
In this side event, which was organised by the UN FAO and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Maria Lettini, Executive Director, joined speakers to address many of the obstacles restricting increased private sector engagement on the agricultural priorities of nationally determined contributions (NDC).
A NEW APPROACH TO MEAT
Tuesday, 9 November | 15:30-17:00 (GMT) | Nourish Scotland Pavilion (Blue Zone)
With industrial animal agriculture contributing to environmental degradation, Aarti Ramachandran, Director of Research & Engagements, joined a panel to discuss what it takes to change the production of animal protein while maintaining farmers’ livelihoods and food security. SUMMARY HERE!
FAIRR-HOSTED EVENT: MOBILISING FINANCE TO ADDRESS CLIMATE RISK & RESTORE BIODIVERSITY
Wednesday, 10 November | 13:00-14:00 (GMT) | WWF Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Co-hosted by the FAIRR Initiative and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), this event examined the critical link between diets, climate, and nature in achieving a 1.5°C future. Dr Helena Wright, Policy Director, spoke alongside Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO); Thomas Tayler, Senior Manager, Aviva Investors; Patrick Brown, CEO, Impossible Foods, and Joao Campari, Global Leader, Food Practice. WATCH IT NOW!