Past Event

How the Food System Can Contribute to Global Ambition on Climate

May 4, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Roughly one-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from the food system. The food system and energy system are deeply intertwined, with energy inputs playing a central role in food production, distribution, processing, preparation, and disposal. Following the April 22 Leaders Summit on Climate, the Center on Global Energy Policy will host a dialogue on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the food system while promoting public health, rural livelihoods, and other important goals.


  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA


  • William Hohenstein, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Policy, US Department of Agriculture
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Co-Leader, AgMIP
  • David Wallerstein, Chief Exploration Officer, Tencent; Author, Rearchitecting Earth: AI for Food-Energy-Water; Producer, Day Zero


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).

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