Turning Up the Heat: Animal Agriculture in a Warming World

Despite the postponement of the COP26 in Glasgow, it is still a critical year for climate action. With the London Climate Action Week (LCAW) upon us, we have all the more reason to focus our energies on the transition to low-carbon (‘net zero’) economies, identify key Green Finance initiatives and thereby, establish more secure and resilient protein supply chains. Inevitably, the global animal agriculture sector finds itself at the centre of this discussion.

To mark the start of LCAW, the FAIRR Initiative is delighted to be launching two of its most important pieces of climate-related research to date:

  • Livestock Levy Discussion Paper
    With a meat tax looking ever-more likely, the FAIRR Initiative is again looking to stimulate discussion on the various pathways to taxation in the animal agricultural sector
  • Coller FAIRR Climate Risk Tool 2.0
    The world’s first interactive tool for investors assesses the physical and transitional risks exhibited by the biggest multinational animal protein producers. In an enhanced version of this essential tool, we integrate new assumptions on regional carbon taxes as well as market share probabilities for sustainable protein.  JOIN US to see the impacts of a 2-degree world on the largest listed meat producers in the world.


15:00 Introduction
Maria Lettini, Executive Director, FAIRR Initiative
Transforming the Agri-Food Sector to Mitigate Climate Change
Nicoletta Batini, Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Member of the UN Environment Programme’s Group of Experts on Fiscal Policy and Agriculture
15:15Q&A with Nicoletta Batini
15:25   Policy Discussion
What policy interventions are needed to shape a climate-friendly food system?
ModeratorRosie Wardle, Programme Director, Coller Foundation
SpeakersLaura Wellesley, Research Fellow, Chatham House
Richard Parr, Managing Director, Good Food Institute
15:45 Launch of the new Coller FAIRR Climate Risk Tool 2.0
Ed Smythe, Research Executive, FAIRR Initiative
15:55Investor Spotlight
How are asset owners and asset managers accounting for climate and transition risk in their investments?
ModeratorTeni Ekundare, Outreach Manager, FAIRR Initiative
SpeakersGerrit Dubois, Responsible Investment Specialist, Degroof Petercam AM
Laura Hobbs, CFA, Responsible Investment Manager, Brunel PP Ltd.
16:25Closing Remarks
Maria Lettini, Executive Director, FAIRR Initiative