Shifting to healthy and sustainable climate-friendly diets

Event Date and time

Venue

Online event

This session will focus on the future of the global food system in the face of climate change and what actions are being taken to shift global diets towards healthier and more sustainable options.

This session will focus on meat and dairy consumption and specifically, meat alternatives. Panelists will include individuals from Impossible Foods, the Meatless Monday Movement science advisors at Johns Hopkins and a representative from the Service for Environment and Climate in the City of Ghent, Belgium.

Panelists will discuss the future of the global food system in the face of climate change and what actions are being taken to shift global diets towards sustainability and health-minded. Audience members will have the chance to drive the conversation through polled questions, which the panelists will then debate. They will focus on the implications of audience poll results for food security and climate, and what more needs to be done.

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Key messages: Eat Meat - Less

  • Eating 15% less meat decreases GHG emissions by two thirds.
  • 30-50% of adults in the U.S. want to change their meat consumption.
  • Changing meat consumption requires action on multiple fronts.

Facilitator:

Sonja Vermeulen, Director of Programs, CGIAR System Organization

Panelist:

Becky Ramsing, Senior Program Officer, Food Communities & Public Health, Meatless Monday Advisory, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Panelist:

Rebekah Moses, Head of Impact Strategy, Impossible Foods

Panelist:

Joyca Leplae, Head of Campaigns at the Service for Environment and Climate, City of Ghent (Belgium)

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Agenda

Introduction of the session by Sonja Vermeulen

Insider view of current strategies for transformation

  1. Impossible Foods

  2. Meatless Monday scientific advisory at Johns Hopkins

  3. Food Policy, City of Ghent, Belgium

Panel discussion of audience poll results

  • Implications of audience poll results for food security and climate.  
  • What more needs to be done?

Audience Q & A

Review key messages from the session and handover to Helping farmers make better choices

Where to watch the event

The around-the-world virtual relay event will be live streamed right here on the CCAFS website. You can also watch on our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and on our YouTube channel. The livestream will also be accessible through the Whova companion app.

 

Partners

The Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative brings together over 100 partners. See the full list of partners.

Resources

Geolocation
Hosted from: Vermont, USA
Local time: 10:00 – 10:45 EST

The event will be livestreamed on our website, watch here.

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