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Panel Discussion: Fleshing Out a Future COP


Co-hosted by the Oxford Martin School and TABLE, this event will explore the role of food production within climate change agenda.

The food system generates around a third of human-made greenhouse gas emissions, with about half of these attributable to animal production. Yet, food was markedly absent from official discussions at COP26. This, for many analysts, represented not only a major climate-relevant omission but also a missed opportunity for reshaping the food system in ways that could achieve broader set of social, environmental and economic benefits. 

That said, some of the major commitments agreed at the 2021 COP – notably around deforestation and methane – will, if implemented, require action from the livestock sector. The hope is that COP27 will see a far greater focus on livestock-related concerns than has been the case so far.

But what exactly is the livestock problem that needs to be addressed? Join this panel discussion to hear about what was missing from last year’s COP26 and what questions we need to be asking.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Helena Wright, Policy Director, FAIRR Initiative

  • Dr Pablo Manzano, Ikerbasque Fellow, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

  • Dan Blaustein-Rejto, Director of Food & Agriculture, Breakthrough Institute

  • Dr Tara Garnett, Director, TABLE

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Key Information
Date: 24 February 2022
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Online