This side event aims to contribute to the GST discussions, by exploring how factors such as governance, economics and sociocultural norms affect food systems transformation and how low emission development strategies can help achieve food security and economic growth.
11:45 – 13:00 Tues. 6 June, Berlin Room
Significant GHG emissions reductions in food systems are achievable through increasing efficiency within value chains and reducing emission intensity of production, but population growth and dietary changes may offset absolute emissions reductions. While meeting 2030 emission reductions targets is achievable in many countries, attaining the 2050 targets will require innovation and systems transformation. Net zero food systems cannot be achieved without sinks, as livestock, rice and cereal production will always entail some emissions. This side event aims to contribute to the GST discussions by examining how governance, economics, and sociocultural factors are the keys to food system transformations and how low emission development strategies can help achieve food security and economic growth. Speakers will discuss the latest evidence with concrete examples of low-emissions development strategies that promote economic growth and food security, to inform constructive dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders involved in discussions on the GST, including country representatives, researchers, civil society and farmer groups and international organizations.
Eliza Villarino (moderator)
- Louis Verchot (Alliance of Bioversity-CIAT/CGIAR) – Can food systems be net zero by 2050?
- Ioannis Vasileiou (WORLDBANK) – Challenges in financing food systems transformations
- Tek Sapkota (CIMMYT/CGIAR) – Climate mitigation potential of food system technologies
- Adriana Gutierrez – (IDEAM) – Colombia country perspectives in low emissions food System development.