Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Food systems finance advantage: Leveraging finance to create opportunities for scaled climate action

Join leaders in public and private climate finance to accelerate the transition towards low-carbon and resilient global food systems


To identify opportunities and innovative solutions to leverage capital and finance the transformation of global food systems.


Financing low-carbon and climate resilient global food systems will require a paradigm shift in financiers’ investment decision-making process.  As climate change affects agriculture, forestry and land-use, it is becoming critical for public and private financiers to assess the climate-related risks they face, and identify sustainable and financially attractive pathways to transform global food systems.

During this session, public and private industry leaders in the agriculture, forestry and land-use finance space will discuss key opportunities and innovations to help leverage the finance needed to transform global food systems. The session will consider some of the key global trendspolicy, technology, etc.and uncertainties that financiers in the global food system may face in the future (2040), and identifying promising opportunities to finance such transformation. Particular emphasis will be placed on identifying innovative solutions (i.e. partnerships, financial mechanisms, delivery channels, etc.), and the roles that actors along the agriculture value chain must play. The session will also explore how to foster collaboration among key actors and promote leadership to create a multiplier effect.

Tentative program




Martien van Nieuwkoop, Director, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank  Making Public Support to Agriculture Climate Smart – Unlocking the potential of $600bn per year in subsidies to achieve positive climate outcomes

8 mins

Andre de Jager, Managing Director, SNV Achieving food systems transformation – addressing the financing gap

8 mins

Focused questions: What are the opportunities to achieve food systems transformation and leverage finance?

Moderator: Alberto MillanCCAFS

Sunny Verghese, CEO, Olam International (TBC) Financing low-carbon and resilient global supply chains: Opportunities for transformation

4 mins

Hans Loth, Global Head UN Environment Partnerships, Rabobank Group Executive Climate risks and opportunities in the commercial sector to finance transformation of global food system

4 mins

Marc Sadler, Practice Manager, Climate Funds Management, World Bank Importance of financing sustainable land-use and zero deforestation supply chains to transform global food system

4 mins

Margarita Astralaga, Director, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division, IFAD IFAD’s approach to leverage private climate smart investment at scale to catalyze global food systems transformation.

4 mins

Moderated Discussion panel

25 mins

Moderated Q&A with audience

25 mins

Marjolijn Sonnema, Vice Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Netherlands  Final remarks and wrap up

8 mins

This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.