Past Event

Putting Food on the Table during a Climate Crisis

November 11, 2022 - November 16, 2022
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Online Event

Please join us for the Columbia University COP27 official Blue Zone side event. Hosted by the Columbia Climate School. 

Food security is increasingly imperiled by the impacts of the climate crisis. At the same time, the food system is one of the key drivers of climate change. There is growing momentum for tangible action and commitments to transform our food systems to be more healthy, sustainable, and resilient to climate and geopolitical shocks.

This session will discuss this changing role of science, articulate a clear vision for action research, and identify research and innovation priorities for putting food on the table during the climate crisis.

The side event, which will be opened by Columbia Climate School Founding Dean, Alex Halliday, will feature remarks by Purvi Mehta, Deputy Director, Global Growth & Opportunity, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Cynthia Rosenzweig, the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate. A panel will be moderated by Barbara Stinson, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, with remarks by representatives from IICA, CATIE, Clim-Eat, MIT, and Oxford University. The panel will be wrapped up by Kris Hamel, Head of Adaptation, Recovery and Humanitarian Response for COP28, UAE.

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