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COP26: Agriculture to deliver on Net Zero

COP26: Agriculture to deliver on Net Zero

Adam Smith Business School - COP26 Program
Date: Monday 08 November 2021
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Venue: Kelvin Gallery, University of Glasgow & Online
Category: COP26 Physical, COP 26 Online

In this event various representative stakeholders from the food value chain will come together to discuss their preliminary findings and insights on how to make a net-zero, nature-positive agriculture a reality.

Guest Speakers

Moderator 

  •  Lisa Sweet, Head of Future of Protein, COVID Response, and Food-Health, World Economic Forum 

Opening Remarks  

  • Prof. John Crawford, Professor in Strategy and Technology Management, University of Glasgow 

Presentation

  • Christine Brunel-Ligneau, Head of Sustainable Agriculture, Bayer Crop Science 

Pannelists

  • Christian Holzeitner, Head Land Use and Finance for Innovation, Europe DG Clima 

  • Diana Lenzi, President, CEJA 

  • Judith Batchelar, Special Advisor on CR&S and Public Affairs, Sainsburys 

  • Witte van Cappellen, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HERO Group 

  • Alex Bell, CEO Agoro Carbon Alliance 

Agriculture has the potential to be a key driver in the transition towards net-zero, moving the industry from being one of the drivers for climate change and nature loss, to being a solution. This transition needs to start with the farmers, who are the stewards of agriculture lands. About 15 organisations from across the food value chain have come together under the European Carbon+ Farming Coalition, to deliver toward this potential and help accelerate the farm-level transition to carbon farming and get farmers rewarded for it. Farmer centricity is a key criteria for the coalition’s work that is based on a large farmer outreach involving 1,800 farmers from across 7 countries.

During this session, the coalition will share its preliminary findings and insights on how to make a net-zero, nature-positive agriculture a reality. Various representative stakeholders from the food value chain will then discuss these initial findings to provide further perspective and insight from where they operate as well as discuss possible routes for implementing carbon net-zero actions and potential reward mechanisms for farmers.

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021. The meeting will bring countries together to work towards achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

For further information on this event please contact: business-events@glasgow.ac.uk 

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