News & Events
Madrid, December 2019
Food and Climate Alliance members elevated the need to address diet and food systems in climate talks by facilitating discussions, participating in events, and issuing several calls to action, including:
- Transformative Climate-Resilient Pathways for Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems, Diets and Landscapes, a well-attended side event and brief organized by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Brighter Green, Global Forest Coalition, Pro Veg International.
- An Urgent Call to Action to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Food and Agriculture, a policy brief released during the conference by Brighter Green and Center for Biological Diversity, co-signed by 15 organizations.
- The #Scientists4LessMeat letter organized by Greenpeace and signed by more than 200 scientists asking Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries to elevate the need for meat reduction in climate politics and shift incentives from environmentally-damaging production toward supporting farmers in transition.
- Scientists Call for Renewed Paris Pledges to Transform Agriculture urging leaders to declare a timeframe for peak livestock and including measures to address animal agriculture in revised commitments to the Paris agreement, published in The Lancet Planetary Health and widely covered by the media.
- Food systems discussion at the Global Climate and Health Summit, facilitated by Center for a Livable Future and Loyola Marymount University.
- Continued pressure on UNFCCC and host countries to serve climate-friendly food at their conferences, covered by Bloomberg.
Bonn Climate Change Conference
Bonn, April 2018
Several Food and Climate Alliance members attended the Bonn Climate Change Conference as panel participants. This conference is comprised of the forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) as well as the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5).
Katowice, December 2018
Several Food and Climate Alliance members attended COP24, bringing diet and food systems issues into the conversation. Members also released an analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the main food court menu, highlighting the need for low-carbon, plant-forward menus and the importance of integrating food policy into climate policy. The menu analysis received widespread media coverage.